18 Mar '12, 6pm

SolarFeeds: The Solar Vineyard Winery by Michael Jantzen

SolarFeeds: The Solar Vineyard Winery by Michael Jantzen

The Solar Vineyard Winery was designed to explore the potentials of a large winery that also functions as a solar electric generation power plant. The solar electricity is produced through a large bank of curved photovoltaic solar cells that are elevated above the roof of the winery. The solar electricity powers the entire winery and the excess is sold to the local utility. The solar cells also shade the structure below, and symbolically refer to giant rows of grape vines planted on a hillside. The shaded space under the solar cells is used by the visitors for special events and for picnics. Rainwater is also collected off of the curved roof and stored for use in and around the winery. All of the water used at the winery is recycled and is used to help water the grape vines. Most of the utilitarian portion of the Solar Vineyard Winery is placed under the main structure, wh...

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