Serre Chevalier is currently testing a new photovoltaic (PV) solution designed specifically for lifts in ski resorts.
The ‘Alpha Module’ – created by Sunwind Design – is being used on the roof of the Prorel lift in the southern alps ski resort.
20% more power
The photovoltaic panels are made of thin triangular prisms, installed in parallel arrays to optimise light absorption and maximise electricity production.
The patented panels are wind-resistant and angled to avoid snow accumulation, which means they can generate 20% more power.