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Simon Bradley  Expertise: People, politics, science, art, exploring the mobile journalism world. Initials: sb

What do you think about solar farms in the Swiss Alps?

Building large solar parks in high-mountain regions is arguably an effective way to produce more essential electricity in winter and accelerate the energy transition. Several initiatives are underway in the Swiss Alps and parliament has made it easier to speed up the construction of future high-mountain solar projects.

But the idea is highly controversial and environmental groups are unhappy with plans. Critics say there is plenty of potential to put solar panels on existing buildings and infrastructure, not in the mountains.

What do you think? What solutions do you see to produce more renewables like solar power and help secure the future energy supply? 

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