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Press Release: Charles Krug Winery Embraces Renewable Energy with 1.2 Megawatt Solar Installation

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St. Helena, CA, May 29, 2013: Charles Krug Winery, a renowned name in Napa Valley’s wine industry, has taken a significant step towards sustainability by announcing the installation of a state-of-the-art 1.2 megawatt solar energy system at its historic winery located in St. Helena, California. The project is fully operational and will cover up to 40% of the winery’s energy requirements. This initiative underscores Charles Krug’s unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship while preserving its heritage of innovation in winemaking. The solar panels, comprising more than 4,400 photovoltaic solar panels, will be strategically placed on the rooftops of Charles Krug Winery and above a new tank canopy that will be constructed over the outdoor fermentation tanks. In addition to generating 1,683,594 kWh/Year of clean energy, the rooftop solar and canopy will provide essential shade during the scorching harvest season, reducing the energy required for cooling the tanks and enhancing operational efficiency.

Features & Benefits of this PV System Include:

  • Commission Date: May 29, 2013
  • Energy System: Rooftop Solar
  • System Size: 1,200 kW (DC)
  • Energy Production: 1,683,594 kWh/Year
  • Energy Offset: 40%
  • Solar Modules: 4,400 panels

System substantially completed, grid interconnected, and producing energy on May 29, 2013. For more information on rooftop solar, solar structures and all additional renewable energy solutions, please visit BPi’s website, or contact BPi by email,

About Charles Krug Winery:

In 1943, Italian immigrants Cesare and Rosa Mondavi purchased the historic Charles Krug property, the oldest winery in the Napa Valley and longest-running tasting room in California. The brand was built on a foundation of family values, hard work and a European winemaking tradition; it remains a family-owned winery today, producing estate-driven, top of the line Napa Valley wines. Guided by a vision of protecting the land, the Mondavi family is committed to fostering environmental stewardship. The family owned winery is under the stewardship of Peter Mondavi Jr. and his brother, Marc Mondavi, who proctored the family business passed to them by their father, legendary Napa Valley wine icon Peter Mondavi Sr. Today, the Charles Krug winery is a majority woman-owned business as the family has proudly welcomed members of the fourth generation. Together, the family continues the legacy that started 80 years ago and is setting a foundation for the fifth generation, and generations to come. For more information, please visit

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