Why Should Wineries & Breweries Go Solar?Serving Fredericksburg, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas / Fort Worth TX

Wineries and breweries today are under increasing pressure from inflation, rising interest rates and expanding competition. Running your business on solar + energy storage can drastically reduce your operational expenses while also positioning your company in a highly positive light.

How Much Could You Save with Solar?

With an onsite solar system, you can start saving on your electricity bill from day one. We will design your system to produce up to 100% of your energy use, virtually eliminating your bill. (Connection charges to your local utility will still apply.) You can also avoid the impact of inflation on rising utility costs for as long as you run your business on solar. Most solar systems perform for at least 25 years, meaning you could benefit from a generation of substantial savings.

Here’s an Example of the Projected Savings for One Hill Country Winery Installing Solar and Energy Storage:

  • 98% offset of their electricity use with solar and Tesla Powerwall batteries.
  • One year payback period, utilizing REAP grants and federal tax incentives
  • Annual electricity savings: $6,110
  • Lifetime (25-year) Savings: $250,954
  • Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) -$0.004
  • ROI 147%
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Why Solar + Storage?

With an onsite solar system, you can produce all the energy your business needs to meet its daily needs. With the addition of energy storage, you can also ensure that you are completely self-reliant – with no risk of power loss in the event of extreme weather or grid outages, which are becoming more common on the Texas ERCOT grid.

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How does REAP fit in?

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The USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) makes it more affordable than ever to go solar. REAP provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy-efficiency upgrades. Grants to wineries and breweries can cover up to 50% of the system cost.

Is Fredericksburg, TX an Eligible Area?

Yes! Communities like Fredericksburg are ideal for installing solar through the REAP program. Businesses must be located in rural areas with populations of 50,000 or less, although agricultural producers can be located in rural or nonrural areas

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Why Work with Longhorn Solar?

Longhorn has been installing solar systems in Texas for 15 years. We will work with you to navigate the REAP process and design a system for your business that optimizes your energy production – and your savings.

Key Advantages of Working with Longhorn:

  • Dedicated to solar and commercial energy services
  • Family owned and operated since 2009
  • Based in Austin, Texas
  • Turnkey installation
  • Award-winning, NAPCEP-Certified solar installers
  • Streamlined, unintrusive approach
  • Industry-leading products
  • Best-in-class warranties