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Sarah Chabane

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Climate love

Installing 5,000 solar panels on Switzerland's longest dam

The Swiss energy firm Axpo has installed nearly 5,000 solar panels on the Lake Muttsee dam, Switzerland's longest dam. The panels will generate clean electricity through the winter when the lack of water is impacting hydropower in the country.
“One of the qualities of alpine solar plants is that especially in winter they produce up to three times more electricity than a comparable facility in the midlands,” Axpo spokesperson Jeanette Schranz told Reuters.
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During cold months snow on the mountains reflects sunlight onto the panels. The array will produce enough electricity to power around 700 homes, according to Axpo, the company behind the project. A great way to utilize already existing structures and combine two types of renewable energy sources.

Die grösste alpine Solaranlage der Schweiz

Auf der Muttsee-Staumauer des PSW Limmern entsteht die grösste alpine Solaranlage der Schweiz. Die 2.2-MW-Anlage liefert 50% des Stroms im Winter.

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  • Tabitha Kimani

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    Fantastic. I admire the brains behind this project.

    • We Don't Have Time

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      Dear Sarah Chabane Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Axpo and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

      • Daniel Waweru

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        With such measures, we are promised of a stable climate. its encouraging

        • Kamau WA Githinji

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          clean and renewable energy is the only way we can have a sustainable future, this is amazing and promising

          • Elizabeth Gathigia

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            Very great move, renewable energy is the way

            • Waigwa Monica

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              Good, however some argue that the production of solar panels is not a sustainable process, I would like to hear your views.

              • rosebellendiritu

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                @waigwa_monica I think we should weigh advantages over disadvantages

                • Sarah Chabane

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                  @waigwa_monica more and more companies are working on making this process more sustainable and also circular, so making sure that solar panels are recycled and so on. But I think as the comment above says solar panels will always be more sustainable than fossil fuels

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