Solar Impulse HB-SIA to Make 3 flights Across Switzerland

September 8, 2010 / No Comments

The Solar Impulse HB-SIA which uses no fuel, which had its first successful 24-hour flight in early July, will make three test flights across Switzerland - from Payerne to Geneva, from Geneva to Zurich and then back to Payerne.

What Do The Swiss Call Lake Geneva?

October 27, 2008 / No Comments

With 60-percent jurisdiction under Switzerland and 40-percent under France, Lake Geneva is the second largest freshwater lake in Central Europe when it comes to surface area (582 km² - 225 mi²). The crescent-shaped lake is second just after Lake Balaton, in Hungary, has a maximum length of 73 km (45 mi), a maximum width of 14 km (8.7 mi) and ...

Monte Rosa Alpine Hut Turned Solar-Powered

October 13, 2008 / No Comments

The very modern Monte Rosa Alpine hut, outside Zermatt, is an exotic creation set atop the snow-clad Swiss Alps at 2,810m above sea level, overlooking the Matterhorn. This new 90% energy efficient solar powered hut is a creation of the Department of Architecture, at the Swiss Federal Technical University in Zurich, for the Swiss Alpine Club as a mountaineer’s retreat. The ...