The Scandinavian-German manufacturer Innotech Solar (ITS) has supplied more than 400 PV modules to Urla Winery located on the Turkish Riviera. ITS stood out among well-known competitors thanks to its special business model and the efficiency of its solar modules, which retain their excellent level of performance even in high ambient temperatures.
“Even on hot days, Innotech Solar modules produce significantly more power than other modules on the market. This was very important for us when making our decision, as we often see temperatures of up to 45 °C,” states Can Ortabaş, the owner and managing director of Urla Winery. ITS modules have demonstrated an outstanding temperature coefficient of minus 0.39 percent per Kelvin in a photon test laboratory. The winery’s solar system produces around 7.8 MWh more power a year than systems with modules that only have an average temperature coefficient. “I was also convinced by ITS modules’ green production process, as this matches our vineyard’s philosophy of producing wine in an environmentally friendly manner.”
The 100 kWp system, which was connected to the grid last month, was installed on open land belonging to the winery by the Turkish EPC contractor Laterna from Istanbul. Urla Winery has purposefully chosen not to use any pumps when producing its wine and instead employs the natural gravity flow technique, which improves the wine’s flavor and saves energy. The premises also serve as a boutique hotel and the winery ranks among one of the best in Turkey.