1 MW System Activated for The Wine Group
Ripon, CA. solar installation to reap $200,000 a year in savings
Albuquerque, NM – 12/5/09 – The Wine Group, the largest producer of domestic boxed wine in the country, has activated a 1 MW DuraTrack HZ™ system at their Ripon facility. Through solar initiatives, including another 1 MW site in Fresno, it has come to be known as the greenest winery in the world.
The DuraTrack HZ™ system meets 15% of the plant’s energy needs, and will save the company approximately $200,000 a year in electricity costs. The plant will generate about 2 million kilowatt hours per year, enough energy to power 190 homes annually.
The Wine Group selected Array Technologies’ DuraTrack HZ™ system because it provides up to 25% more energy output that fixed rack installations and is the best at maximizing the land area though its innovative and flexible design. Another key factor was the DuraTrack HZ™’s highly reliable engineering and little required maintenance that allow it to work efficiently without interrupting the day-to-day operations of the facility.
The system is wholly owned by the company, and was constructed by EPC American Capital Energy.
About Array Technologies
Array Technologies, Inc., provides unequalled expertise in engineering and manufacturing innovative solar tracking systems for utilities, corporations, and small businesses worldwide. Array’s patented tracker designs have established the standard for cost-effective, robust, reliable, and easy to install tracking solutions. Headquartered in Albuquerque, NM, Array Technologies’ trackers are manufactured in the USA.
About American Capital Energy
Headquartered in Massachusetts, with offices across the country, American Capital Energy provides full-service project development and construction services for large-scale solar energy projects. ACE is committed to furthering the utilization of solar power by America’s most forward thinking companies by offering customized solar photovoltaic systems designed for reliable long-term performance.