Solar Winery Design and Operation

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


As with any large solar installation, the project begins with a consultation period from which the appropriate design can be developed (with the existing financial and practical limitations taken into account). Once a design has been agreed upon, the installation process can take place. After installation completion following the required testing, commissioning and certification, operation of the system will officially begin. During the operating life of the system, a suitable maintenance and cleaning schedule should be initiated to make sure that the system is operating to its design potential. During this phase good observation and monitoring will ensure that any problems or issues are dealt with rapidly and appropriately. At this stage it may also be useful to instigate a public dissemination programme detailing the system and its potential benefits.


Solar Collector Wind Loading Solar Fraction Parabolic Trough Flat Roof 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of the Built Environment Centre for Sustainable TechnologiesUniversity of UlsterNewtownabbeyUK

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