Why California Wineries Love Solar Energy

Did you know solar technology costs have fallen by more than 50% since 2015?

As the price of solar technology continues to fall, it’s worth taking a second look at solar for wineries and vineyards in California. With one of the sunniest climates in the country, and among the nation’s highest electricity rates, solar energy can pay for itself in just a few years. Wineries are at the forefront of solar energy in California for more than the money. While the economic benefits are the same as for any business–reduced or eliminated electricity cost and energy independence long into the future–there’s another, perhaps even bigger reason wineries love solar energy. Their customers love it too.

Incentives now make solar even more enticing

With abundant sunshine, some of the highest electricity costs in the nation, generous state programs and federal incentives, and marketing benefits for wine brands, wineries are embracing solar energy.

As solar costs fall so does the payback period

Payback periods now range from 3-5 years for many solar customers, meaning if you wait three years you could have already paid for your solar system and be generating electricity at little to no cost.

Customers will appreciate your commitment

It makes economic sense; it’s great for the environment, and customers love it too. Many wineries have gone as far as stamping the words “Solar Powered and Sustainably Farmed,” on its wines. Why? It’s good for business.

Solar aesthetics for public facilities

Many wineries offer public tours and tasting, and the design and aesthetics of solar energy systems can have a major impact on brand perception. Coldwell designs solar energy systems to the highest quality and aesthetic standards.

Solar Power for Mustards Grill in Napa, CA

Mustards Grill, considered by many to be the hub of the Napa food and wine community, had a vacant four-acre parcel, and the owners wanted to make the best possible use of the land. With a long-standing commitment to sustainability, they decided to explore investing in a solar energy system that would have the dual benefits of cutting electricity costs and reducing the restaurant’s carbon footprint.

“Solar for wineries just makes sense both from a sustainability standpoint and a business standpoint.”

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