The first solar-powered ski lift

tenna-swiss-solar-ski-lift-537x373Nowadays environmentalism takes more importance in our lives than in the past. 2012 is the international year of renewable energy for all. The project of a small village in Switzerland, Tenna (canton of Graubünden, Safien Valley) describes perfectly this trend. In 2011 the inhabitants of this village decided to build a solar-powered ski lift. This is the first of its kind throughout the world.

In this case study we will examine the circumstances of the building of this solar-powered ski-lift, and then we will continue with explaining this installation. Afterwards we will look at the results of this new installation.

Mini case study – Solar ski lifts

Author: Baechler Magalie



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Video :

RTS, Radio Télévision Suisse. (2011). Le premier téléski solaire au monde se trouve en Suisse, et plus précisément à Tenna, dans les Grisons. Retrieved from

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