The solar electric system, completed by Novato- and Sonomo-based SolarCraft is ground-mounted on a hillside above the golf course. The installation consists of 870 high-efficiency solar panels spanning a total of 17,610 square feet. The system’s solar electric panels are expected to generate approximately 363,000 kilowatt hours of energy annually. Excess power generated during the day is banked by PG&E for credit towards future use.
The new solar power system allows Napa Valley Country Club to generate enough electricity each day to power over 57 average homes. According to SolarCraft, the project will spare the air nearly 105 tons of harmful greenhouse gases annually. Over the next 30 years, the air pollution saved will be equivalent to eliminating more than 6 million miles of driving.