Solar and Wind Power Stations at Mount Soleil and Mount Crosin

Mont Crosin

The photovoltaic solar power station operates on Mount Soleil. Wind turbines stand on Mount Crosin.

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4,500 square metres of silicon solar cells on 20,000 square metres of land (approximately three football fields) transform sunlight directly into electric current; they produce about 600,000 kWh of electricity annually which can be used to provide electricity to 200 households. The Mount Soleil power station is also one of the biggest research and demonstration facilities in the field of photovoltaic power.

A well-established educational trail links the two mountains, Mount Soleil and Mount Crosin, in an appealing and enjoyable manner. Embedded in the typical landscape of the Bernese Jura, the trail leads you from one information board to the next, compellingly explaining everything you might wish to know about power supplies, wind energy, photovoltaic energy, the Jura wildlife and landscape, agriculture, and tourism.

An interesting alternative for visitors is to be taken directly by horse-drawn coach to the two power stations.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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