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Blogs from October, 2020


Yonah Mountain Vineyards named one of Georgia’s 'Clean 13'

[Alternative Energy Southeast salutes Yonah Mountain Vineyards for their clean energy efforts. AES was proud to be selected to install their solar power project.]

Yonah Mountain Vineyards... was selected by the Georgia Water Coalition as one of Georgia’s “Clean 13” organizations... for their efforts to protect the water and natural resources of Georgia. Yonah Mountain Vineyards was chosen for its use of clean energy through solar panels.

In 2019, Yonah Mountain Vineyards installed a 360-panel solar array that meets half of the business’ electricity needs,... which is the largest of its kind in North Georgia. The project cost $238,000 but is expected to pay for itself within eight years through utility bill savings. Owner and General Manager Eric Miller said it wasn't a difficult decision to put in the solar panels, or the chargers.

"To us, it's just clear as day," Miller said. "If there's a chance we could save the planet and make an investment in our own business as well as the planet, it's a no brainer."

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