Profitable small-scale renewable energy systems in agrifood industry and rural
areas: demonstration in the wine sector

José L. Bernal-Agustín, Rodolfo Dufo-López, Javier Carroquino-Oñate, Jesús S. Artal-Sevil, José A. Domínguez-Navarro, Ángel A. Bayod-Rújula and Jesús Yago-Loscos




The project “Profitable small-scale renewable energy systems in agrifood industry and rural areas:
demonstration in the wine sector (LIFE REWIND)” is partly funded by a €676,265 grant from the European Union’s LIFE+program. This project addresses climate change in regard to the rural environment with objectives in both mitigation and adaptation. In terms of mitigation, it seeks to decrease the CO2 emissions resulting from energy consumption in rural areas. In terms of adaptation, the project facilitates the acclimation of agriculture to climate change by allowing the production of clean energy for irrigation in locations without an electric grid. The project provides other positive outcomes by omitting noise, waste and other undesirable environmental effects. It also reduces visual impacts by avoiding the construction of electrical grids. The demonstration takes place in the wine sector, where two different environments are considered: field and winery. In each one a prototype is installed that produces on-site renewable energy through photovoltaic generation.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 15)
Pages: 774-777 Date of Publication: 2017/04/25
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:

REF: 461-17

Issue Date: April 2017
DOI:10.24084/repqj15.461 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

José L. Bernal-Agustín1, Rodolfo Dufo-López1, Javier Carroquino-Oñate1, Jesús S. Artal-Sevil1, José A.
Domínguez-Navarro1, Ángel A. Bayod-Rújula1, and Jesús Yago-Loscos2

1. Department of Electrical Engineering, EINA., Zaragoza University (Spain)
2. Intergia energía sostenible S.L. Zaragoza (Spain)

Key word

Renewable energy, agrifood industry, wine sector.


[1] LIFE REWIND Project.
[2] 7th European Programme of Environmental Action.
[3] A. Sahu, N. Yadav, and K. Sudhakar, “Floating photovoltaic power plant: A review,” Renew. Sustain. Energy Rev., vol. 66, pp. 815–824, 2016.
[4] Observatorio de la electricidad (WWF)