The first solar folding roof HORIZON over a parking area in Switzerland


SAK St.Gallisch-Appenzellische Kraftwerke AG





The first HORIZON solar folding roof over a parking area in Switzerland

For the first time, a HORIZON solar folding roof spans a parking area in Appenzellerland, Switzerland. In the visitor parking lot of the Jakobsbad-Kronberg cable car, the solar folding roof provides shade and supplies the cable car with locally produced solar power. 420kWp power is installed on an area of approx.4,000m2 with 152 parking spaces. The annual electricity production covers the needs of 70 households.

In combination with charging stations for electric vehicles, the solar folding roof represents the perfect link between ecological mobility, local CO2-free electricity production and the double use of sealed floor areas.

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Press release SAK

With the shady solar folding roof we can offer our guests who travel by car offer even more comfort. I am also pleased that the Kronbergbahn, in cooperation with SAK, was able to realize this unique power plant and thus set an example for the implementation of the 2050 energy strategy.

Thomas Bischofberger
President of the Board of Luftseilbahn Jakobsbad-Kronberg AG
Stefano Garbin

II am delighted that after 2 1/2 years of planning and around 13 months of construction, we were able to put the Kronberg solar folding roof into operation today. For SAK, this project represents another important step towards the future of energy. As an innovative energy supply company in the region, we have been investing in future markets for years. Partnerships are central to SAK when it comes to realizing their projects. For implementation We have a strong regional partner for this innovative project with the Jakobsbad-Kronberg cable car.

Stefano Garbin

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