Napa Valley CC Installs Solar Power System

By | March 13th, 2014

The Napa, Calif., property will be powered by a 251-kW solar power system that is ground-mounted on a hillside above the golf course, spanning a total of 17,610 sq. ft. The system allows the club to generate enough electricity each day to power over 57 average homes, with excess power banked by Pacific Gas & Electric Company for credit towards future use.

Napa Valley Country Club has installed a 251-kW solar power system to operate the Napa, Calif., property with renewable, green energy.

Installed by Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft, the solar electric system is ground-mounted on a hillside above the golf course. It consists of 870 high-efficiency solar panels spanning a total of 17,610 sq. ft. The system’s solar electric panels are expected to generate approximately 363,000 kilowatt hours of energy annually. Excess power generated during the day is banked by Pacific Gas & Electric Company for credit towards future use.

The new solar power system allows the club to generate enough electricity each day to power over 57 average homes. It will spare the air nearly 105 tons of harmful greenhouse gases annually. Over the next 30 years, the air pollution saved will be equivalent to eliminating more than 6 million miles of driving.

 

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