Located in Sonoma County, California, USA, this 10 kWp floating solar plant installed on a winery waterbody with an area of 0.46 ha.

The platform is equipped with Classic version of Hydrelio® technology and supports 38 floating solar panels of 60 cells (260W KYOCERA standard modules). The total structure covers 3% of the water surface.

For this project, Ciel & Terre supervised the project development, including the financing, and the engineering of the floating PV structure and the anchorage. Our scope included:

  • Management of project development
  • Financing of the project
  • Supply of our Hydrelio® (made in France) and design of the floating platform
  • Design of the anchoring solution
  • Operation and maintenance of the farm

Anchored on the banks of the pond, the anchoring solution has been designed to meet a maximum 4.8 m depth and a same water level variation (4.8 m, as the pond can be affected by drought).


Kunde Winery’s floating solar plant has been operational since May 2016 and generates green electricity to the local grid.

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