The power project combines photovoltaic and solar thermal technologies in one solar array, and this cogeneration installation employs 15 individual Cogenra SunBase modules.

Sonoma Wine will purchase the heat and electricity generated from the installation at guaranteed energy rates from Cogenra under the company’s heat and power purchase agreement (HPPA).

Under the HPPA, Cogenra will maintain ownership of the solar cogeneration modules, and Sonoma Wine will hedge against rising and volatile electric and gas prices throughout the 15-year contract.

Cogenra combines photovoltaic and hot water collection to deliver low cost electricity and heat generation for commercial, industrial and institutional facilities.