California vineyard adds 145-kW solar array to power winemaking operations

Robert Biale Vineyards has just deployed a new 145-kW solar array atop its winery and tasting room in Napa, California. The solar system is offsetting Robert Biale Vineyards’ utility costs, nearly eliminating its electricity bills.

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“Deploying this sleek Solaria solar power system is aligned with Robert Biale Vineyards’ commitment to sustainability strategies and practices,” said Robert Biale, president and viticulturist. “This state-of-the-art solar array has empowered us to reduce our utility costs while illustrating to our visitors and community our commitment to environmentally sound practices. We hope that visitors will gain an appreciation of our sustainability initiatives, and how we’re working to ensure a clean energy future.”

Summit Technology Group completed the installation of the solar array in less than four weeks. Biale’s new array is comprised of 362 Solaria PowerXT 400R-PM solar panels and SolarEdge inverters and optimizers that integrate with the property’s existing generator.

“Summit has a long track record in solar. Our team is comprised of dedicated professionals with deep expertise in the design, installation, and maintenance of solar power systems. Solar installers such as ourselves — and our customers — have a myriad of choices when it comes to buying solar,” said Kenny Cotton, VP of Summit Technology Group.

Solaria solar panels are designed and engineered in the United States.

“Savvy commercial property and homeowners select Solaria solar panels because they’re visually appealing. Solaria’s goal is to ensure that our customers are deploying the most powerful and reliable solar panels on the market,” said Tony Alvarez, CEO of Solaria.

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