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Ellensburg Winery PVs

The 85 solar panels at Ellensburg Canyon Winery/Cox Canyon Vineyards produce around 32,000 kW of energy from the sun to power operations such as irrigation pumps and winemaking equipment. High electricity rates have become an expensive and unpredictable cost of running a winery and Ellensburg Canyon Winery/Cox Canyon Vineyards saw a way to cut operating costs, increase self-sufficiency, and reduce greenhouse gases by installing solar power.  ©2017 Jeston Bennett




Raisin' in the Sun Solar Winery (Washington, USA)

Vigneron (tender of the wine grapes in French) Gary Cox started Cox Canyon Vineyards in 1999 with a long-term goal of environmental sustainability. A vineyard, after all, can have a lifespan of 120 years; the oldest known vine was producing grapes ...more


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Solar Site Survey (USA)

Evaluating Your Site For Solar Energy
There are two basic questions to answer to determine if solar can work well at your location: Does ...more


Parasol (Sweden)

ParaSol is a user-friendly energy simulation tool for comparison of energy demand, and peak loads for heating / cooling for different glazing and ...more


Solar Water Heater Calculator

Use this calculator to explore the energy usage of your water heater, and to estimate whether a solar water heater could save you money.

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Design Advisor MIT (USA)

Architects and Building Designers can use computer modeling to improve indoor comfort and energy performance of conceptual building designs. But ...more


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Ellensburg Solar (Washington State, USA)

Ellensburg Solar serves Washington State for both residential and commercial solar installations.

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Ellensburg Canyon Winery (Washington State, USA)

Cox Canyon Vineyards in Washington State USA practices sustainable farming methods over its five acres in cultivation, including supporting ...more


Solar Wineries in California (USA)

These solar wineries are using sun power energy systems to provide electric needs for their winery and other facilities on their estates such as ...more


SolarCraft (California USA)

SolarCraft provides solar photovoltaic power systems for farms and vineyards in California, providing a clean, stable and low-cost source of ...more


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