Gallery: FLOATOVOLTAICS! Far Niente Winery’s Floating Solar Power

 

Last month we brought you news of the Solar Lily Pads that are being proposed for Glasgow’s Clyde River. In a perfect example of serendipity, we’ve discovered that the Far Niente winery, located in the Napa Valley region, has implemented a similar idea. Compelled by the desire to shift towards renewable energy, this forward thinking winery has created their very own floating solar power system by installing photovoltaic panels on pontoons!

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  1. Solaris Synergy Unveils... November 23, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    […] be affected by the rocking of waves. If this is the case, do we install the panels at sea or on calmer lakes? And what impact would they have on the environment, considering there have been stories about […]

  2. calif2tenn September 22, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    looks like a project for the California Aqueduct. I’ve often wondered how much water is lost via evaporation, and what a great way to reduce evap and supply energy

  3. Inhabitat » Swedi... June 18, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    […] come from the building’s existing appliances. Electricity and water heating will come from solar panels to be installed on the […]

  4. Inhabitat » PERMA... June 3, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    […] used on site: ventilated Trombe Walls, wool insulation, a mud roof, timber paneling and even solar panels on the roof. The materials are locally sourced, and the experience and design solutions are worked […]

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