The partner: Global premium wine producer, Treasury Wine Estates (TWE)
The challenge: Treasury Wine Estates is on a journey to decarbonise its operations across the production value chain – from vineyards to cellar doors, wine production facilities to packaging centres and offices.
The solution: Shell Energy worked together with Treasury Wine Estates at its Barossa winery to install around 6,000 solar panels. The installations, which include solar power panels on purpose built car park canopies, are estimated to generate around 3,600 megawatt-hours of electricity per year. The switch-on means iconic Australian wines including Penfolds, Wynns, Squealing Pig and Pepperjack are on track to meet the company’s target of being produced using 100% renewable electricity by the end of 2024. Next up? Solutions for the company’s American operations in the form of electric vehicle chargers, and an almost 13,000 solar panel system at their Napa Valley and Central Coast, California properties that will become the largest US winery solar system upon completion of the project.
“Installing solar panels is the most significant contribution we can make to move closer to our ambition of net zero direct emissions. Unveiling the solar system here in the Barossa complements the other systems that are already operational, or scheduled to be completed in the coming year, at our sites in Australia, France, Italy, and the US. It’s all part of TWE’s broader goal to make wine sustainably.” – Kerrin Petty, Chief Supply & Sustainability Officer, Treasury Wine Estates
Source: Treasury Wines Estates switches on largest winery solar system in Australia
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