Microgrids, Commercial, Solar - April 13, 2023
California Wineries Adopt Solar & Storage Microgrids
Three California wineries, Roederer Estate, Scharffenberger Cellars, and Domaine Anderson in Mendocino County, announced the installation of solar and storage microgrids to support resilient winery operations.
Coldwell Solar partnered with the wineries, with the microgrid expected to be operational in late 2023.
ESS Tech, Inc., a manufacturer of long-duration energy storage systems for commercial and utility-scale applications, will deliver three Energy Warehouse systems to Coldwell Solar, a developer and builder of renewable energy projects for California’s commercial, agricultural, and utility sectors.
“The wineries needed an energy storage solution that could withstand the elements and operate safely in a wildfire-prone region. With its inherent safety and low carbon footprint, ESS technology was the only option that meets the energy resilience and sustainability needs of our customer. We look forward to partnering with ESS on future projects to accelerate clean energy deployments in the state,” commented Sean Hood, COO of Coldwell Solar, in a statement.
The ESS solution will safeguard Roederer Estate, Scharffenberger Cellars, and Domaine Anderson from the impacts of Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events and other grid interruptions to ensure resilient winery operations 24/7, demonstrating the key role that energy storage can play in supporting the operations of a major company.