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Trifecta of Conergy Solar Energy Solutions Brings Eos Estate Winery Earth-Friendly Answers to Their Power Needs

Paso Robles, CA (Vocus) April 15, 2009

Earth-friendly Eos Estate Winery is not only harvesting some of the finest grapes in California's renowned Central Coast wine nation, it is harnessing a trifecta of solar power solutions to meet its energy demands, generating it among the first energy-sustainable wine brands in the United States. Getting solar powered couldn't be more suitable Eos is the goddess of the dawn in Greek mythology. The solar power solutions were supplied by the international solar professionals at Conergy, who style, distribute or install 1 in 10 of the world's solar energy systems.

Eos' winning tax day tip sheet functions 3 solar power systems: a 504 kWp photovoltaic (PV) tracking technique, a 36 kWp, 204-panel fixed-tilt PV system to power the winery's common visitor center and a 100-panel roof-mounted solar thermal method.

Located adjacent to Eos' sun-drenched vineyards, Conergy's state-of-the-art tracking method maximizes the winery's day-to-day solar energy harvest by literally following the sun's trajectory from east to west. The program delivers up to 15% more power than standard fixed-mount solar technologies. It spans over two acres. To augment this, the ground-mounted fixed-tilt solar program powers the winery's inviting tasting space and a roof-mounted Solar Thermal Technique offers the winery's water heating demands.

"Our principal motivator was to create wines in a way that honors this beautiful coastal area and respects the environment," mentioned Eos Estates Winery owner Jeff Hopmayer. "Conergy's solutions allow Eos to optimize power generation throughout the day, avoiding the hours of shading confronted by normal systems set to peak hour production," he noted. "These efficiencies -- coupled with the government incentives associated with this project -- produced the economics of installing these outstanding earth-friendly systems viable," Hopmayer said.

The winery's environmental return on this project is also substantial. According to Conergy, Eos's solar initiatives will minimize CO2 emissions by over 21,000 tons - the equivalent of eliminating 68 million car miles from California's freeways.

Conergy will remotely monitor the systems and offer preventative upkeep services to ensure years of be concerned-free operation and financial return on Eos's solar energy investment.

Hopmayer and his partners at Sapphire Wines LLC purchased the renowned Eos Estate Winery in 2007.

Eos' management team and the solar energy professionals at Conergy will be on hand to share Eos Estate Winery's winning financial and environmental solutions at Conergy's inaugural Wine and Shine Tour and Tasting, Friday, April 24. The Earth Week event gives other vintners and agricultural and water industry choice makers with behind-the-scenes solar energy technique tours, useful Q & A and sundry sector insights of the families behind Eos Estate Winery, J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines and Clautiere Winery. Those interested in learning a lot more can check out http://www.wineandshinetour.org .

"The rebates, tax incentives, accelerated depreciation, environmental rewards and brand cache that go with pursuing clean power solutions in today's marketplace have in no way been far more appealing," said Conergy Project Developer Michael DeSousa, who engineered the solutions for all 3 of the wineries participating in the Wine and Shine Tour and Tasting. "The participation of these three successful wineries in this exclusive Earth Week occasion is not only a testament to their business savvy, but to their exemplary environmental stewardship," mentioned Conergy's DeSousa. "The reality that they want to share their purses with fellow winemakers speaks volumes about the character of the thoroughbreds in this proverbial contest," he said.

About Conergy:
Conergy styles, manufactures, installs and finances solar photovoltaic solutions for significant commercial sectors, public agencies, organizations and home owners through two distinct channels. Conergy's Projects Group focuses on custom solutions for significant-scale, power-intensive enterprises Conergy's Distribution Group serves a national network of installers, developers and dealers in the grid-tied and off-grid residential realm, even though also addressing the demands of small commercial markets. With ten years' industry prowess, Conergy has successfully deployed projects totaling more than 1 Gigawatt of renewable power capacity around the globe. With operations in 15 countries more than four continents, Conergy is driving today's clean energy economy by way of the style, production, installation or financing of close to 1 in ten of the world's solar energy systems. Find out far more at http://www.conergy.us .

About Eos Estate Winery:
Eos Estate Winery utilizes state-of-the-art, eco-friendly technologies to harness the sun's energy to craft premium wines with a focus on food-friendly flavor, balance and elegance. These tips guide each and every aspect of the wine's production, from the planting and developing of the vines to the utilization of the most advanced winemaking equipment and methods to the selection and use of the world's finest French and American oak barrels for fermentation and aging. With a motto of "massive wines, tiny footprint," Eos is top the wineries on the Central Coast in supplying their power demands by way of solar power. The Eos portfolio includes four elements -- Cupa Grandis, Eos Reserve, Eos and Lost Angel. To understand far more about Eos wines and its tasting room, visit http://www.eosvintage.com .

Make contact with:
Terri Steele
(720) 305-0704, desk
(858) 220-3317, mobile
t.steele (at) conergy (dot) us


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