“This installation is one of the most significant environmental projects undertaken to date by the wine industry, and will have a positive impact on the environment, as well as being cost-effective,” said Jose Fernandez, Chief Executive Officer .
Pacific Power Management is proud to announce Monterey County’s largest solar plant developed for a winery is now generating electricity. Gonzales Winery is owned by Constellation Wines U.S. (CWUS), the world’s largest winery, and as of July 15, 2009, is running at 100%. The 1-megawatt solar electricity plant generates over 1,700,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year providing much of the winery’s total energy requirements. Constellation Wines is a leader in the wine industry has plans to host solar energy plants in many of their multiple locations by 2011.