Clean electricity for vineyard in Chile
Self-consumption rate of 92% thanks to efficient use of energy for irrigation and winemakingA 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.
|Size of installation||130 kWp|
|System type||Field installation|
|Inverter||4 Fronius Eco 25.0-3-S|
|Annual yield||Approx. 206 MWh|
|Special feature||Self-consumption rate of 92%|