SOLAR POWER Project
NEWS RELEASE JARVIS SOLAR POWERED
JARVIS climbs on the solar bandwagon
with new solar electric systems totaling 130,000 Peak Watts of solar power. The
supplier is Marin Solar of San Rafael, California. The cost, which is just over
$1 Million, will be reduced by almost one half due to Federal and State
rebates. JARVIS will soon be producing as much energy as it uses, and will have
a net zero utility bill. It takes about seven years to pay for itself but is
warranted for 24 years! I totally recommend solar electricity; it saves you
money and helps the planet!
Solar Panels flank the hills near the winery entrance.
This completes our latest shift to a
“green” operation. Since the winery is completely underground and has a
constant temperature of 62° year round, it requires no power for air
conditioning which is normally the greatest usage factor in a business. The
next greatest usage factor is for lighting. Here JARVIS employs fluorescent
lamps of the new lower energy type. From now on all of our electrical energy will
be sun powered.