27 Sep '11, 9pm

Floating Solar Panels at Winery | Care2 Healthy Living

Floating Solar Panels at Winery | Care2 Healthy Living

Far Niente winery is one of Napa’s oldest winemakers. Operations began there in 1885. Now it holds another distinction, as one of the few wineries running almost entirely on solar power. Their unique installation of floating solar panels was implemented to conserve precious land for growing grapes. What follows is an interview with Greg Allen, who is their Dolce winemaker. How many solar panels are you currently using, and will you add more? There are 994 panels floating on the pond in our Martin Stelling Vineyard, with an additional 1302 land-mounted panels adjacent to the pond. There is no more room for additional panels, but there’s no need, either, as our Floatovoltaic installation currently satisfies our goal of offsetting all of our electrical energy costs. What advantages were gained by making the solar panels float? The biggest advantage was that we were able to us...

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cleantechnica.com 30 Sep '11, 3pm

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cleantechnica.com 26 Sep '11, 3pm

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Merryvale Vineyards of St. Helena, California | Historic Napa Valley Winery

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justluxe.com 26 Sep '11, 5pm

Located in the heart of the Napa Valley, Merryvale Vineyards has been turning exceptional Napa fruit into world-class wine...

Top 10 Biggest Bugs | Care2 Healthy Living

Top 10 Biggest Bugs | Care2 Healthy Living

care2.com 29 Sep '11, 12am

Appreciation for nature is easy when it comes to the cute, the little, the non-threatening creatures…but what about the ma...

Can't afford your own solar panels? Rent them from @Google

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earth911.com 29 Sep '11, 7pm

Google announced this week that it has set up a $75 million fund with solar financing company Clean Power Finance to essen...

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cleantechnica.com 03 Oct '11, 10am

If you are going into the business of selling solar panels, to make more money you need a virtual plug-and-play product. S...

The Truth About Coconut Oil | Care2 Healthy Living

The Truth About Coconut Oil | Care2 Healthy Living

care2.com 27 Sep '11, 6pm

You’ve no doubt noticed that for about the last 60 years the majority of health care officials and the media have been tel...

Funny Dog Dancing (Video) | Care2 Healthy Living

care2.com 26 Sep '11, 7pm

Melissa Breyer is the Senior Editor for Healthy Living. She is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living...

20 Ways to Conserve Water in the Home

20 Ways to Conserve Water in the Home

care2.com 28 Sep '11, 12am

With more and more areas struggling with droughts, conserving water is more important than ever. Even if you’re not living...

Gratitude, Appreciation and Praise | Care2 Healthy Living

Gratitude, Appreciation and Praise | Care2 Heal...

care2.com 25 Sep '11, 6pm

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” — Voltaire So it turns out...

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cleantechnica.com 28 Sep '11, 8pm

On improving the efficiency of a colloidal quantum dot solar cell, researchers from the University of Toronto, King Abdull...

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care2.com 29 Sep '11, 12pm

In Maharishi Ayurveda (Sanskrit–Ayus “life,” and Veda “knowledge” or “science,” hence “the science of life” or “the knowle...

California Mission Becomes a Sustainable Winery @AncientPeaks with @SIPtheGoodLife Certification

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treehugger.com 21 Sep '11, 1pm

Like much of the California's Central Coast, the area was first settled by Chumash and Salinan Indians more than 10,000 ye...

Pediatric Medication Poisoning on the Rise | Care2 Healthy Living

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care2.com 19 Sep '11, 8pm

More kids are showing up in hospital emergency rooms because of accidental poisoning from medication, according to a study...

Why To Make Uncertainty Your BFF

Why To Make Uncertainty Your BFF

care2.com 30 Sep '11, 4pm

Once upon a time, back when I was about 32, I thought I knew how my life was going to turn out. I had just been promoted t...