Solar Potential Uncorked in Winery of the Future Design
Stopping this waste and pollution will require the wine industry to make some uncomfortable changes. But as one visionary designer has already discovered, the results could be just as beautiful as the wine.
Michael Jantzen’s Solar Vineyard Winery design concept is the definition of a multi-purpose building that adapts to the natural shape of the surrounding terrain. It is intended to house a large winery while also functioning as a solar electric generation power plant and visitors center. Electricity is produced through a large bank of curved photovoltaic solar cells that also provide shade for the structure below, and act as a visual reproduction of the way one would see rows of grape vines planted on a hillside.
And, as Greenmuze pointed out in a recent review, these