For places like Switzerland, it is a fact that they would be needing a large amount of subsidized energy to power up certain tourist spots like ski resorts and all. A chunk of that power will be needed to power up the Ski Lifts, a familiar fixture for skiers who want to be brought to the starting point where people would want to ski.
But in a small town called Tenna, a solar-powered lift has been gaining attention, a solar-powered ski lift that boasts of a string of photovoltaic wings that float on a string above the lift chairs.
Opened to the public only two months ago, the lift is expected to produce over 90,000 kilowatt hours of energy each year. On a sunny day, the lift already produces twice as much power as it consumes, making it an ideal green power plant during Tenna’s off seasons.