Renewables for industryProject Advancing Renewables with PCM Thermal Energy Storage
This White Paper describes the use of thermal energy storage for renewable energy uptake in wineries.
As significant energy users in the Australian agribusiness sector, wineries are under increasing pressure to reduce their energy cost and carbon footprint. For the wine industry, climate change represents a future plagued with uncertainty. It puts pressure on resources, with water availability of particular concern over coming decades. At its most fundamental level, parts of the industry are threatened by their very location. Some regions face the reality that some of the wine varieties they are most famous for may become unable to be grown as it will simply be too hot. Today the industry is experiencing earlier, shorter vintages as the grapevines respond to warmer temperatures.