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Cogenra recently announced the launch of their latest hybrid solar PV-thermal cogeneration system at Kendall-Jackson winery in Windsor, Calif.  SunWater Solar is proud to have installed this 96-module system, currently the world’s largest implementation of solar cogeneration technology.  The system includes a total of 4,000 gallons of solar hot water storage in two Haase Energy Tanks.  The hot water will be used in the Kittyhawk bottling facility for tank and bottle washing, and other operations.

Kendall-Jackson winery has enacted a wide variety of initiatives that demonstrate the company’s commitment to environmental stewardshipThese initiatives include recycling, water conservation and energy management programs.  In 2011, Jackson Family Wines and Kendall-Jackson winery received a Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proactive, voluntary efforts to address climate change through renewable energy purchases, leadership, overall strategy and having a measurable impact on the green power market.

The Cogenra/Kendall-Jackson installation is highly encouraging to SunWater Solar for two primary reasons:

  1. When a large, successful company such as Kendall-Jackson invests in solar thermal, it validates the technology to other companies that can benefit from solar thermal.
  2. The Cogenra product proves that innovation is alive and well among solar thermal equipment manufacturers.

Congratulations to Cogenra and Kendall-Jackson!

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Posted On : Thursday, April 12, 2012

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