Frog’s Leap Winery


PV solar and geothermal energy to vineyard and winery

IFES Number: 6

City: Rutherford

State: CA

Country: USA

Type of Firm: farm, food processing

Main Products: wine

Ownership Type: private

Technology: Solar PV

Energy System Components: 1020 PV panels on 1/2 acre land; 20 well geothermal

Operational Status: Operational

Year Installed: 2005

Energy Feedstock: solar

Energy Produced: 168 kW; 240,000 BTUs)

Energy Uses: Visitor's center and offices use geothermal for heating/cooling and solar

Fossil Energy Inputs Replaced: 1

New co-products: electricity for sale to grid; net metering