First hybrid wind and solar farm goes ahead

(c) Armasuisse

Switzerland’s first hybrid wind and solar farm has been given the go ahead in canton Graubünden.

It’s being built by the real estate section of Armasuisse, which is a government unit in charge of military procurement.

The wind turbine to be built also has solar panels attached to the mast and should generate 35 megawatt hours a year – for comparison, an average home uses 9 megawatt hours a year.

The prototype will be installed at the end of the year – if successful a further eight unis will be installed in 2024.

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