Gallery: Tenna, Switzerland Unveils World’s First Solar Wing-Powered Sk...

 

The tiny Swiss ski town of Tenna recently put itself on the map with the world’s first solar wing-powered chair lift! While solar-powered lifts are popping up in ski resorts all over the world, this is the only one with a string of photovoltaic “wings” that float on a string above the lift chairs all the way up the mountain. The little lift is quite popular – it shuttles 800 skiers an hour – and its solar wings dot the white slops with their unique shape, bringing new meaning to the term “black diamond.”

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  1. kirill February 28, 2012 at 6:29 am

    “The panels also offer skiers a heated seat for their ride up the slopes..”

    Honestly I don’t even see seats there.. only back support “hooks”..

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