Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry

  • Mervyn Smyth
  • James Russell
  • Tony Milanowski

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Mervyn Smyth, James Russell
    Pages 1-17
  3. Tony Milanowski
    Pages 19-46
  4. Mervyn Smyth
    Pages 47-110
  5. Mervyn Smyth
    Pages 111-240
  6. Mervyn Smyth
    Pages 241-356
  7. Mervyn Smyth
    Pages 357-454
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 455-457

About this book


Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry fully documents all aspects of the modern solar winery, beginning with the main drivers (environmental, economic and political) and detailing the current winemaking industry and solar technologies available. It details the various energy demands in the winemaking process from harvest to bottling and beyond.

Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry catalogues the range of wineries globally that have installed a substantial solar collecting system and uses case study material to give the reader an appreciation of the diversity of solar winery facilities. From large industrial-style wineries to boutique family-run wineries; from new state-of-the-art facilities to 15th-century palaces, the application for solar is limitless.

The book deals finally with the physical design, installation and operation of the solar system within the winery environment, detailing the equipment, methodologies, processes and concerns that must be addressed in their creation. This presents the reader with a range of solar design and system options, including: generic system type; installation; mounting arrangements; operation; different module and inverter components and configurations; connection; and finance.

Owners, managers and planners involved in the design, building or management of a winemaking facility will derive particular benefit from Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry, but it will also be of interest to anyone with an interest in the wine or solar industries.


CP8059 Industrial Processes Renewable Energy Solar Energy Sustainable Development Wine Industry

Authors and affiliations

  • Mervyn Smyth
    • 1
  • James Russell
    • 2
  • Tony Milanowski
    • 3
  1. 1., Centre for Sustainable TechnologiesUniversity of UlsterNewtownabbeyUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Appalachian State UniversityBooneUSA
  3. 3.Plumpton CollegePlumpton, Nr LewesUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-85729-843-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-85729-844-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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