Solar and wind power plant, Mt-Soleil
"I’m not expert on the subject but I think it’s interesting to mention a few figures about the power plant. This photovoltaic system, which for a long time was the largest in Switzerland, was put into service in 1992. The silicon solar cells cover an area of 20,000 m2 and convert sunlight directly into electricity. Annual production is 500 to 600 MWh, which corresponds to the annual needs of about 200 homes …"
Guided tours: daily from March to November
Bookings: compulsory, at least 7 days in advance
Languages: French, German, English
Guided tour of the solar or the wind power plant:
Duration: 1 hour
Group rates: CHF 90.00 for 10 persons then CHF 9.00 p.p. from 11 pers.
School classes rates: CHF 30.00 for 10 persons then CHF 3.00 p.p. from 11 pers.
Combined tour: solar power plant and visit of a wind turbine:
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Group rates: CHF 130.00 for 10 persons then CHF 13.00 p.p. from 11 pers.
School classes rates: CHF 50.00 for 10 persons then CHF 5.00 p.p. from 11 pers.
Minimum number of group participants/recommended minimum age
Min. of 6 people per group, minimum age 6 years.
Aperitif with local products
On request at 032 941 20 37 or 079 449 35 08
Guided tours in French for private individuals and small groups, in German for private individuals only. Booking at least 7 days in advance.
Good to know
Remember to take clothes appropriate for the weather and the season. The plant is located at an altitude of 1250 metres above sea level.
New Visitor's Centre Mont-Soleil - Juvent:
Demonstration room, various touch screens with playful content, a game on the theme of energy, a large map of Switzerland on the floor illustrating the full potential of wind and solar power. In addition, there is a wind machine as well as a heating lamp simulating these forms of energy. The centre’s leading attraction is the interactive 4D hologram table on the subject of « The intelligent mountain or the art of harnessing the forces of nature ».
The guided tour can be combined with a ride in a horse-drawn cart or an e-bike tour.
Hotels and Restaurants in Mt-Soleil:
Auberge Chez l'Assesseur, T. +41 (0)32 941 23 60
Restaurant Le Manoir, T. +41 (0)32 941 23 77
Information and booking
T. +41 (0) 844 121 123 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Address Information and reservation
BKW FMB Energie
T. +41 (0) 844 121 123