Treasury Americas, a division of Treasury Wine Estates Ltd, is expanding its investment in on-site solar electricity generation that will power its wineries. Over 60% of its electricity will be generated by solar upon the project’s completion, setting a record for a US wine industry of its size and scale.
The company plans to install approximately 13,000 solar panels across its wineries. The new expansion is estimated to generate approximately 14.3 million kWh of solar energy annually, allowing every Treasury Americas winery to receive over half of its electricity needs from on-site solar generation.
The project is part of the company’s efforts to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2024 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.
Shell Energy has been contracted by Treasury Americas to complete the project. The British renewable energy provider will also support TWE's global net-zero commitments through services including on-site solar generation management and efficiency activities such as LED lighting furnishment and compressed air improvements.
In 2008, Treasury Americas started using renewable electricity by installing solar panels at Beringer Vineyards. This project will install solar panels across its iconic properties, including Beaulieu Vineyard, Etude Winery, and Frank Family Vineyards in Napa Valley, as well as its wineries in Paso Robles and the Central Coast.
Sterling Vineyards, closed since 2020 when the Glass Fire caused damage to its buildings, is expected to reopen in the fall of 2023 fully powered by solar electricity.