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Technology

Enphase Energy launched its most efficient and powerful technology to date, the 215-Series Microinverter, with a 25-year limited warranty. The first product in the 215-Series, the standalone M215 Microinverter is immediately available for purchase in North America from Enphase’s authorized distributors. In addition to its new microinverter products, Enphase also launched the Engage System, a patent-pending mechanical and electrical interconnection system.

Construction

The North Bay Water Reuse Authority (NBWRA) was one of eight construction projects in California to receive federal funding under The Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSMART Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program. The Bureau of Reclamation anticipates NBWRA will be awarded $1.29 million, earned in part because of the high benefits to the community expected to result from the project. The grant funding will be used to complete work in the Novato South Service Area, a portion of the North Bay Water Reuse Program in Marin County, which is jointly being carried out by Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District and North Marin Water District. The project includes construction of a new tertiary treatment plant, rehabilitation of an existing storage tank, and 5.9 miles of new pipeline to expand service to new customers for landscape irrigation. The project will offset approximately 200 acre-feet, or approximately 65 million gallons, of potable water used for landscape irrigation annually.

Wine

DeLoach Vineyards, a Russian River Valley producer of pinot noir, chardonnay, and zinfandel, released the first estate vintage after receiving both biodynamic and organic certification for its estate. DeLoach has released a 2010 Estate Collection Pinot Noir Rose from its estate vineyards in the Russian River Valley.

 

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery launched new iPhone and Android applications, as well as a mobile website for BlackBerry and other smartphones. The free mobile solutions let visitors learn about Ferrari-Carano's vineyard ranches, set up a tour or private tasting, find Ferrari-Carano wines at restaurants and retail outlets nationally, browses the winery's selection of wines, book room reservations at Vintners Inn, or book dinner reservations at John Ash & Co. More information at www.ferrari-carano.com