Energy from the sun to power the winery.
24,000 kWh produced per year, 130 tons of CO2 that is not released into the atmosphere.
Technology and agriculture at the service of reducing the greenhouse effect.
Since 2008, the winery produces electricity through solar panels installed on the rooftops. After a first experience of two years required to evaluate the efficiency of this system, in February 2010, the decision was reached to make the Ricci Curbastro Farm Estate Winery almost independent, from an energy viewpoint, through the installation of solar panels capable of producing up to 20 kWh.
The panels, which are perfectly integrated in the covering of winery rooftop, not only supply electricity, but also guarantee for further improvement in the isolation of the same covering by adding a second ventilated air space to the roof.
The panels will be able to supply approximately 24,000 kWh /year, 80% of the energy consumed in a year by the company, considering that the production of electricity, such as from methane, involves the production of 0.57 kg of CO2 (carbon dioxide), we can prevent about 130 tons of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere. CO2, or carbon dioxide, is an acid oxide formed by a carbon atom bonded to two oxygen atoms. It is a fundamental substance in the life processes of plants and animals and is also considered one of the main greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere. In 2007, an amount of about 0.038% (≈ 381 ppm) in volume of carbon dioxide was measured in the Earth’s atmosphere.