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Introduction to the Solar Winery

  • Mervyn Smyth
  • James Russell
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Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Abstract

Climate change and its potential impact is one of the greatest challenges facing mankind today. Viticulture and winemaking, much like the ski industry, are climate change bellwethers as both are highly dependent upon the weather, climate and place. Any future changes in the seasons, their duration, local maximum, minimum and mean temperatures, frost occurrence and heat accumulation could have a major impact on the winegrowing areas of the world. These changes are already evident in the form of increased vineyard plantings in what were a number of years ago thought to be marginal regions, such as southern England, or the movement of ‘traditionally warmer’ varietals into new ‘cooler’ regions.

Keywords

Renewable Energy Carbon Emission Renewable Energy Technology Energy Efficiency Measure Wine Industry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of the Built Environment Centre for Sustainable TechnologiesUniversity of UlsterNewtownabbeyUK
  2. 2.Appalachian State UniversityBooneUSA

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