Self-consumption rate of 92% thanks to efficient use of energy for irrigation and winemaking
A high level of insolation and the geographical situation in
Chile provide ideal conditions for both winemaking and generating solar
energy. Vineyard Vina Aresti has decided to take advantage of this situation
by installing a 130 kWp PV system on its land. The roughly 206 megawatt
hours of energy generated each year is used to irrigate the fields and to produce
wine, meaning that the PV system achieves an impressive self-consumption
rate of 92 percent.
Sustainable and clean winemaking is of great importance to the owners
of Vina Aresti, which they also wish to demonstrate to their customers
and visitors. For this reason, screens have been installed in the
sales hall which display the yield data of the PV system in real-time
using Fronius Solar.web.
A Fronius Smart Meter and sensors have also been installed to allow
consumption, insolation and temperature data for the surrounding
area to be displayed in Fronius Solar.web.
The PV system was installed by Fronius Service Partner Solcor Chile.
“The PC board replacement process means that should servicing be
required, we do not have to replace the entire product, just the defective
component. And this can all be done on site,” says Alexander Decock
from Solcor Chile.