Solar energy is represented with three examples
Potential and environment
According to the Clean Energy Association in St. Moritz, electricity production from renewable sources is “... indeed the most suitable form of generating electricity in ecological terms.” However, the association goes on to say that this “green” electricity should be used deliberately and efficiently. There are limits to the use of renewable energy. Not all valleys can be flooded or all streams drained; nor can all windy landscapes be filled with windmills.
A sustainable electricity production from renewable sources necessitates consideration for the landscape and for the particular local and regional ecological circumstances. The St. Moritz region demonstrates that this is possible. The various hydropower plants fulfill the internationally strictest standards in terms of ecologically sustainable electricity production. “The symbolic, demonstrative and communicative effects of the individual facilities of the Clean Energy Tour are important for sustainable energy production,” says Dr. Hanspeter Danuser, Director of St. Moritz’s spa. “The facilities help gain publicity, acceptance, sympathy and goodwill; they promote clean energy and make it chic and trendy.”