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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.

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3:02AM PST on Jan 16, 2015

Live long and prosper!

9:20PM PDT on Mar 19, 2012

Great idea!

12:56PM PST on Jan 8, 2012

Amazing! Thank for the information

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5:09PM PST on Dec 13, 2011

Awesome and inspiring.

9:30AM PST on Dec 13, 2011

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

9:34AM PST on Dec 7, 2011

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.

4:51AM PST on Dec 6, 2011

Thanks for the article.

6:07PM PST on Dec 5, 2011


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