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The EOS Estate Winery Converts Entirely to Solar Power.

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 is One of the First in California to Use a System That Actively Tracks the Sun

FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- The EOS Eos (ē`ŏs), in Greek religion and mythology, goddess of dawn; daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia. Every morning she arose early and preceded her brother Helios into the heavens.  Estate Winery today announced plans to convert its facility entirely to solar power. The $3.8 million project, including the installation of more than two acres of ground-mounted tracking solar arrays that will provide all of the electrical power needs for the winery and tasting room, will make EOS the largest winery in California's Central Coast to run completely on alternative energy. Additional roof-mounted solar arrays will provide all the hot water needs. The project is due to be completed by April.

"At EOS, we believe strongly in producing our wines in a way that is friendly to the land and the environment as a whole," said Jeff Hopmayer, the new owner of The EOS Estate Winery. "Because of the abundant sunshine, California is the perfect place to harvest solar power and utilize it to create our award-winning wines."

SunTechnics, the leading installer of solar electric systems worldwide, will install the new system. The EOS system will contain 3,084 photovoltaic modules In the field of photovoltaics, a photovoltaic module is a packaged interconnected assembly of photovoltaic cells, also known as solar cells. An installation of photovoltaic modules or panels is known as a photovoltaic array.  totaling 540 kWp and 60 solar hot water Solar hot water refers to water heated by solar energy. Solar heating systems are generally composed of solar thermal collectors, a fluid system to move the heat from the collector to its point of usage, and a reservoir or tank for heat storage and subsequent use.  collectors. The system can save the equivalent of 360 acres of planted trees and over 21,000 tons of CO2 saved over 25 years.

SunTechnics will use state-of-the-art single axis technology that actively tracks the sun's path as it moves across the sky throughout the day. "Standard solar power systems harvest the sun's power only at peak levels during the day," said Florian Edler, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of SunTechnics Energy Systems, Inc. "The system that we created for EOS will follow the sun all day avoiding any shading. This will allow EOS to operate on 100% solar power in the most efficient way possible."

Hopmayer and his partners at Sapphire Wines LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.

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 purchased The EOS Estate Winery in August. "From the first day, we knew that investing in a solar power system was one of our highest priorities," said Hopmayer. "In Paso Robles Robles is a common surname in the Spanish language meaning oaks, and may refer to:
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, we are blessed with the perfect climate for growing grapes. By using alternative energy, we are doing our part to protect our environment while continuing to produce the highest quality wine."

EOS worked closely on this deal with the City of Paso Robles. "We are so pleased with The EOS Estate Winery's leadership in the area of solar power," said Frank Mecham, Mayor of Paso Robles. "Not only is this the first winery in the county to convert completely to solar power, it also is one of the largest projects like this in the state."

California's tax rebates are vital in encouraging businesses to convert to solar power. "With California's tax rebates and available federal tax breaks, businesses like The EOS Estate Winery can recoup the initial investments more quickly," said Mark Mosher A mosher is a person who is crossed between goth/punk/skater they have long hair and listen to music like slipknot and metal music. Some people call them headbangers. At certain music shows they have something called a mosh pit, basically its a fight pit with loads of people bashing each other. , Acting Executive Director for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's California Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth. "We commend EOS Estate Winery for making an important investment in the future of our state."

Additional Information:

EOS Estate Winery

The EOS Estate Winery was built in 1985 by the Arciero Family, and purchased in 2007 by Sapphire Wines LLC of Franklin, Tenn. The EOS brand was introduced in 1997. The winery, named after the Goddess of the Dawn in Greek mythology Greek mythology

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, features an impressive wine portfolio directed by senior winemaker Leslie Melendez. The EOS brand has been named "The Best Petite Sirah" and "The Best Zinfandel" in California, and "One of the Top 100 Wines in the World" by The Wine Enthusiast. To learn more about the winery, visit

SunTechnics Energy Systems, Inc.

SunTechnics is a worldwide leader in the installation of turnkey systems for the utilization of renewable energy Renewable energy utilizes natural resources such as sunlight, wind, tides and geothermal heat, which are naturally replenished. Renewable energy technologies range from solar power, wind power, and hydroelectricity to biomass and biofuels for transportation. . SunTechnics has acquired extensive engineering know-how in photovoltaics, solar thermal, bioenergy and hybrid systems over a period of more than 11 years. SunTechnics customizes renewable technologies to suit local conditions and optimize system solutions that satisfy individual needs at a high quality level. SunTechnics Energy Systems, Inc. is headquartered in Sacramento and has regional offices throughout California, Pennsylvania California is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, along the Monongahela River. The population was 5,274 at the 2000 census. It includes the campus of California University of Pennsylvania. , Delaware, New Jersey Delaware, New Jersey could refer to:
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 and Maryland. For customer information, contact us at 1-888-786-8321, or via the Internet at For media inquiries about SunTechnics, contact Meagan Anderson at 916-554-3023 or
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