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

Sources

Picture:

Envi2bio. (2011). Première mondiale : l’inauguration d’un téléski solaire dans les Grisons. Retrieved from http://envi2bio.com/2011/12/27/premiere-mondiale-linauguration-dun-teleski-solaire-dans-les-grisons/

Texts:

Switzerland Tourism. (2012). Solar Ski Lift, Tenna. Retrieved from

http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/teleski-solaire.html

Tecmania.ch. (2012). Un téléski ayant besoin de soleil. Retrieved from

http://www.tecmania.ch/fr/wissen/articles/remonte-pente-solaire/un-teleski-ayant-besoin-du-soleil

Gizmag. (2012). Swiss village hosts world’s first-of-its-kind solar-powered ski lift. Retrieved from

http://www.gizmag.com/worlds-first-solar-powered-ski-lift/21580/

Batholet Maschinenbau. (2012). Téléski et téléphérique pour BMF. Retrieved from

http://www.bmf-ag.ch/media/ML230_BMF_RM.pdf

Mountain riders. (2012). Un téléski… solaire! Retrieved from

http://www.mountain-riders.org/_news/news.php?id=871

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

http://www.rts.ch/video/info/journal-12h45/3678002-le-premier-teleski-solaire-au-monde-se-trouve-en-suisse-et-plus-precisement-a-tenna-dans-les-grisons.html

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