[WORLDKINGS] The Constant World Records Seeking Journey (P.281) Lac des Toules (Switzerland): World's first mountainous solar farm


(worldkings.org) The Lac des Toules power plant is located on the Lac des Toules reservoir in Valais, Switzerland, at an altitude of 1,800 metres above sea level. This is the world's first project of its kind at a similar altitude. On April 16th, 2022, World Records Union (WorldKings) officially declared Lac des Toules as “World's first mountainous solar farm”.

Based on the world record nomination from Europe Records Institute (EURI) and Decision No. WK/USA.INDIA/835/2022/No.291, World Records Union (WorldKings) officially declared Lac des Toules as the world's first mountainous solar farm on April 16th, 2022.



Lac des Toules, at an altitude of 1,810 meters in the town of Bourg-Saint-Pierre, Switzerland, is the home to a worldwide premiere commissioned by Romande Energie SA: the very first large floating solar park in the Alps.

Poralu Marine was in charge of its design, engineering, construction and installation of the entire floating structure on which the solar panels were installed, beginning six years ago with the preliminary studies to validate the installation of this pioneer power plant. The plant, which is now up and running, will be used to validate the technical and financial feasibility of a larger floating solar park, which could cover 35% of the lake’s surface.

Lac des Toules is an artificial lake formed by a dam. The demonstrator, linked to an electrical power plant located at the foot of the dam, already has roughly 2,240 m2 of bifacial solar panels that will produce over 800,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year. This is the equivalent of the annual consumption of about 220 households.

In the future, the floating solar power plant will produce over 22 million kWh per year, which is the equivalent of the annual consumption of over 6,000 households. That represents a yield that is up to 50% more than a park with the same dimensions on land.

Accoridng to poralu.com. 

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