Kendall-Jackson implemented a solar cogeneration solution to generate solar hot water for tank washing and solar electricity to power lighting and cooling systems at their Kittyhawk facility. By employing solar cogeneration, Kendall-Jackson has already seen a positive financial impact on their energy bill, and will save nearly $30,000 each year on energy expenses. While solar energy production will vary by seasons, the array will provide an average of 60 percent of the facility’s hot water needs annually.
Benefits have not just been financial: greenhouse gas emissions from the Kittyhawk bottling facility have been reduced by 135 metric tons per year, equivalent to removing 27 cars off the road annually.
This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.