Sunday, May 27, 2012

Small Swiss village builds the first lift powered solar ski

Only the world that is solar powered lift is a small town agri Switzerland, Teena, home. The eco friendly lift was opened last year in December after two years of great perseverance. In fact, the small village, uses renewable energy sources to meet its energy needs. With only 112 people, you will find solar panels installed on the roofs of the houses.Loaded with solar panels lift can be found in Tenna T-bar.

Swiss people builds solar chairlift costs about $ 1.5 million to build the Green effort.
There is as 80 solar panels of the chairlift, which generate enough energy to take 800 people an hour. Solar panels are positioned for maximum energy and rotate according to the direction of the Sun. It gets inclined at an angle perpendicular during storms so the snow slides out easily.

Ranging up to 1640 feet, this 450 m long ski lift has an annual capacity of 90,000 kilowatts. When the Sun is at its best, the lift generates more energy than that consumed. This excess energy is sold to the grid to meet other requirements of energy and is a source of income generation. Build green projects is not easy and this solar powered lift cost 1.5 million dollars to the Association of Tenna Skilift.

Tourism officials are quite hopeful that the chairlift will attract more tourists to Tenna. It is interesting to note that there are very few towns or cities around the world, which depends on mother nature for their daily energy requirements. Tenna is a model for all cities and people, which aims to combat the huge problem of climate change, to be greener in the near future no doubt.