Napa Vineyard Powered by Floating Solar Cells

For the Far Niente Winery located in California’s Napa Valley, an acre of land is more valuable than gold, so finding space for solar panels is tough and costly. The solution? To float the panels on an irrigation pond, using new photovoltaic technology.


Warren Webber
Warren Webber1 years ago

Live long and prosper!

Past Member
Past Member 4 years ago

Great idea!

Emil Perera
Emil Perera4 years ago

Amazing! Thank for the information

Mandi A.
Ama A.4 years ago


Sarah Metcalf
Sarah M.4 years ago


Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener4 years ago

Awesome and inspiring.

Elvina Andersson
Elvina A.4 years ago

This is great. Not very good looking but worth it for sure! The sun is a wonderful source of energy.

jessica r.
jessica r.4 years ago

Interesting way to use solar panels but, as with everything, I wonder if it has an unintended downside. How does covering the pond affect the wildlife in the area, especially waterfowl. It is good that the panels cool the water and reduce evaporation and algae growth. I wish they would have discussed how much of the pond they covered and how they arrived at that decision. Green & sustainable needs to be smart as well.

K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams4 years ago