The World's First Mountain Solar Farm is 50% More Efficient
Researchers worldwide are turning to innovative methods for seamlessly fitting renewable energy technology into spaces that already serve another purpose, reducing the need to set aside acres of land for technologies such as solar farms.
One of the latest examples comes from Romande Energie, who built a floating solar farm on a reservoir in the middle of the Swiss Alps, a report from Euronews explains.
The project recently won the Swiss Watt d'Or prize, for the best in renewable energy innovation 2020. The solar farm is located at an altitude of 1,800 meters above sea level on the Lac des Toules reservoir in Valais, Switzerland, which already serves as a hydropower station.
The solar farm is built up of 36 floating barges and more than 2,000 square meters of solar panels.
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