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NZ winery creating ‘environmentally friendly wines’

|13 October 2016|

New Zealand

A wine producer from the world renowned Marlborough region of New Zealand is generating more of its own energy from solar as it seeks to strengthen its credentials as a global leader in sustainability.

The Yealands Wine Group has installed nearly 1000 photovoltaic panels on the roof of its winery taking the total number of PV panels to 1,314.

Founder and Executive Director Peter Yealands’ stated aim is “to create the world’s most environmentally friendly wines”.

He said: “We have this brand new solar complex. Sitting on the roof this solar array will produce about 30% of our power. It’s the biggest facility in the country.”

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