Chateau Montelena Winery, the 125 year-old Napa Valley landmark, is hopping aboard the sustainable energy train in a big way. The Calistoga-based winery announced today it has installed a 220 kilowatt solar electric system that is now supplying 100% of the winery’s electricity needs. According to a press release, the solar system “…will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 6,625 tons Ã¢â‚¬â€œ an emission reduction equivalent to the air-filtering power of 40,000 trees – over the next 25 years alone.”
We’ve written before about local wineries going the solar route and are glad to see the trend becoming more and more common.
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