Energy for farms
The installation of photovoltaic energy constitutes a sustainable and economic option for obtaining the necessary electricity on a farm, whether it is a self-consumption system or a system connected to the network.
Farms and other agricultural facilities offer good opportunities to make the most of indigenous renewable resources: from the use of slurry for biomass to the installation of photovoltaic and wind or mini-wind generation, taking advantage of the climate of the area. The roofs of the buildings can be a suitable location to install photovoltaic panels. If the place has enough wind, the wind or mini wind generators will be indicated.
The first step will be a study of the renewable resources available on the ground, followed by a corresponding diagnosis of profitability, including the most economically advantageous size. Each case is different and renewable generation facilities will be much more profitable if they have been specially designed for the situation. In the case of new installations where it is planned to run a power line that does not yet exist, it is advisable to carry out a prior study of the possibility and profitability of dispensing with the network and producing the energy there. The incorporation of renewable generation, integrated or not in the production process, allows to reduce or compensate the balance of CO2 emissions.
Energy for wineries
The main energy consumption in the wineries corresponds to the cooling of the tanks and the air conditioning of the rooms. However, there are many other not insignificant consumptions, in pumping, machinery, offices, etc. The corresponding energy demand is of a markedly seasonal nature.
The range of resources that can reduce energy costs is very wide, from more or less conventional measures aimed at energy efficiency to the most advanced technique for integrating renewable resources. Demand reduction ranges from conventional thermal insulation to bioclimatic architecture resources. A detailed study of the energy needs, the costs of the energy consumed and the renewable resources available can lead to an optimal use and cost reduction.
The possibility of incorporating renewable generation, whether integrated or not in the production process, makes the installations profitable and allows important reductions in the balance of CO2 emissions.
INTERGIA is part of the stable working group on Environmental Technology of the Wine Technology Platform (PTV)
INTERGIA participates in the European LIFE REWIND project “Renewable Energy in the Wine Industry”
Energy for rural industry
The industrial buildings or facilities of any kind located in the rural environment, can host elements of generation that allow obtaining profitability from renewable resources. If there is electricity consumption, the energy generated can be used to satisfy the demand of the installation itself. If there is a generation surplus, it can be sold to the distribution network obtaining economic profitability or a zero injection system can be implemented to avoid dumping.
In any case, the incorporation of renewable generation, integrated or not in the production process, will translate into a compensation of greenhouse gases or CO2 typical of the activity, thus reducing the impact of its carbon footprint.
The roofs of industrial buildings can be a suitable location for installing photovoltaic panels. If the location has sufficient wind resource, wind or mini- wind generators will be indicated. The first step will be a study of the renewable resources available on the site, followed by the corresponding diagnosis of profitability, including the most economically advantageous dimensioning. Each case is different and renewable generation facilities will be much more profitable if they have been specially designed for the situation.