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Cut water-heating and process heat costs for your winery or brewery

Wineries and breweries heat large quantities of water for rinsing and cleaning tanks, bottles, kegs and equipment. Solar thermal systems use the sun’s energy, rather than fossil fuels, to heat water for these process heat applications. Wineries and breweries can cut energy costs and go green at the same time.

There is a simple elegance in the combination of water, heat and basic ingredients like grapes, yeast, sugar and grains. Adding the sun’s natural heat to the process by way of a solar hot water system adds to this elegance. For wineries and breweries, solar thermal can be a sound investment since it can significantly reduce water-heating costs. These systems drive business value by providing benefits such as:

  • Cost Effectiveness: Compared to other forms of renewable energy, solar thermal is highly economical and efficient. When compared to a solar photovoltaic (PV) system, a solar thermal system of equivalent energy output is almost seven times less expensive.
  • Reduced Emissions: Every day, millions of natural gas-powered water heaters release carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Solar thermal is a proven technology that heats water with clean solar energy, greatly reducing emissions.
  • Green Marketing: Stand out from other businesses by going green. Solar water heating can help differentiate your property as a leader in the worldwide movement to use renewable energy.

The SunWater Solar Process 

  • Site Analysis: We walk your facility, analyze the solar potential and learn what you hope to achieve with solar.
  • Cost & Estimated Savings Proposal: We provide a system cost estimate and an estimate of how much money you can expect the system to save you.
  • Design: We design a state-of the art solar thermal system for your facility.
  • Build: From permitting through commissioning, we mnage the details and install a quality product that will benefit you for decades to come.
  • Follow-up: We perform periodic maintenance to keep your system running at maximum efficiency.

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SunWater Solar is a design/build company based in the San Francisco Bay Area, specializing in solar water heating systems. The company provides these systems for many types of commercial projects. More»

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