I’m been half a year old We wrote, 1,200 solar panel farm dreamed of on the edge of the Albigna Dam wall in Switzerland. As expected by the designers, the photovoltaic system, first installed at this height in Switzerland, was connected to the grid in September and power plant production began.
The interesting thing about the system, which was installed by the Zurich Electricity Supplier (EVES), is that it is installed vertically, so the panels “stand” on a 671 m long concrete ring. Adjusting the modules to an angle of 78 degrees also gives an ideal angle for a winter day, and the panels are not frosted. The solar power plant and the 410 kW power generation capacity will increase the capacity of the hydropower plant.
Eves recently published its first interim balance sheet, in which PV-Magazine Sweets. During the first six months of operation, it generated 223 megawatts (megawatts) of solar energy. This is in line with primary and high expectations, which justifies that the plant power plant is much higher than the average system. Not only does this fresh air exist at an altitude of 2100 m, but the cold temperature also positively affects the cooling of the system – hence its efficiency.
A quarter of the 223 MW estimated from September to March is larger than the same panel size generated on the Central Plateau. In addition, the Albigna Dam wall system produces about half of what it produces in the winter for site selection. Data show that October, November, February and the first half of March were particularly productive. The power supplier expects the highest yields in March and April. Eves expects annual production of 500 MW.
In Switzerland, Eves is not the only applicant for high altitude solar power generation. Expo is currently under construction More than five times its size, the 2,200-kilowatt dam-based structure will generate electricity at an altitude of 2,500 meters above sea level.