Our long road to solar power: the American way

by on July 11, 2012 in Featured, From the Land

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Prior to installing the new solar arrays we unveiled here last week, Jordan chose to focus our efforts on a six-year program to reduce our energy consumption to the lowest possible level before going solar. I felt strongly about reducing our energy use before converting to solar power. In the rush to get off the [...]

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Hillside solar array installation: time lapse video, photos

by on July 5, 2012 in Featured, From the Land

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After six years of reducing our carbon footprint, we’re thrilled to announce that Jordan Vineyard & Winery is now powered by the sun. Stellar Energy just completed installation on a 454-Kilowatt solar-photovoltaic array on a steep hillside behind the winery. It consists of 1,932 modules composed of 100% American made equipment—quite uncommon in this country [...]

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Video: reducing our energy consumption first

by on January 22, 2012 in From the Land

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Last fall, California Certified Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance and respected green business consultant John Garn approached us about collaborating on a video that would highlight our extensive energy efficiency efforts. In this video, I discuss the massive project to revamp our refrigeration and winery piping systems. Since 2006, we’ve been retrofitting the winery with the latest technology while preserving [...]

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