Thanks to an excellent partnership between local and county authorities as well as the work of professionals in the field, the Leysin Energy Association has been able to stay true to its « green » policy with the realisation of a first in the region : a vertical axis wind turbine.
In October 2011, before the first snows, the Leysin Energy Association realised its latest project : the inauguration of a vertical axis wind turbine. The turbine is located at the foot of the Berneuse next to the artificial lake. It is possible to see it at close quarters in all seasons whether on skis in winter or on foot in summer. The wind turbine is connected to the energy grid and partially powers the Berneuse chairlift. Thanks to the information boards, you can check out how much energy is produced at all times.
Some technical information :
- Type : Wind Turbine Ropatec WT-06
- Power : 6 kW
- Total height :11,4 m
- Diameter : 3,3 m
- Estimated power produced : 1500 à 5000 kWh
- Cost : CHF 44'000.-
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