Green Energy, Land Stewardship & Winemaking
by Shawn Smith
The Winter 2012 Issue of Land Report: Pairing Agriculture, Energy, and Stewardship
Interesting cover article by Eric O’Keefe about a wine grower’s exemplary integration of a 454-kilowatt solar array and energy-saving measures. From page 52: “a never-ending list of upgrades was made to the chateau, the facilities, and even the vineyards, including cool roofs, insulated doors, insulated piping, and LED lighting”…”By 2010, an estimated 11,945 gallons of gasoline were being saved, the equivalent of planting 38 acres of trees.” Read the the article here.