Axpo Unveils Alpine Solar Duo
- Axpo's ambitious project is set to bring renewable energy to Switzerland with a new 30MW solar plant on Alp da Rueun. Combined with an existing 15MW array, the two sites are expected to generate 66GWh per year, enough to power the equivalent of 14,000 households. To be completed in late 2025, the project will also keep ski slopes, hiking and cycling trails undisturbed.
Swiss developer Axpo has unveiled plans to build a 30MW solar plant on Alp da Rueun in Ilanz/Glion, Switzerland, adding to an existing 15MW array. The combined projects are expected to generate 66GWh of renewable electricity per year, equivalent to the electricity consumption of 14,000 households. The two sites are planned to be completed in late 2025, pending a positive public vote and building permit. Both installations will leave ski slopes, hiking and cycling trails undisturbed, while also enabling the use of the land for habitat and energy production.
Will Swiss Alp da Rueun Solar Plant Impact Trails?
- The solar plant will enable the generation of 66GWh of renewable electricity per year, which is the equivalent of 14,000 households.
- Despite the construction of the solar plant, the existing ski slopes, hiking and cycling trails on the land will remain undisturbed.
- The solar plant is expected to be completed in late 2025, after receiving a positive public vote and building permit.
- The solar plant will provide a sustainable energy solution while also protecting the land for habitat preservation.
- The combination of solar energy with existing skiing and hiking trails could create a unique tourist experience in Ilanz/Glion, offering visitors the opportunity to explore the landscape and learn more about renewable energy.
- In addition, the solar plant will create local jobs and provide an economic boost to the region.