Solar energy Sci & Tech Business ... Print comment Silicon solar cells at the photovoltaic solar power plant on the appropriately named Mont Soleil in the Bernese Jura mountains(Keystone/Gaetan Bally) The Paul Scherrer Institute's solar oven can concentrate the sun's rays by up to a factor of 5,000.(PSI) These solar cells by Flisom, a spin-off of the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, are lightweight and flexible.(Keystone/Gaetan Bally) The Spirit of Biel-Bienne won the World Solar Challenge for solar-powered vehicles in Australia in 1990.(Keystone) A picture montage showing the Swiss solar submarine "Goldfisch", a project presented in 2008.(Keystone/Photopress/BKW) A solar-powered kick scooter was available to visitors to the Expo.02 in 2002(Keystone/Sandro Campardo) The Tour de Sol in Switzerland was the first rally for sun-powered vehicles. It ran annually from 1985 to 1993.(RDB/Felix Aeberli) The solar catamaran MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar has almost 540m² of photovoltaic solar panels(Keystone/Dominic Favre) The sun-powered plane Solar Impulse completed its first night flight in July 2010(Keystone/Dominic Favre) The Monte Rosa Hut is designed to obtain 90 per cent of its power needs from the sun(Keystone/Martin Rütschi) Bern’s Stade de Suisse has one of the largest solar rooftops in the world(Keystone/BKW/Stephan Bögli) Solar panels on skyscrapers on the outskirts of Muri, near the Swiss capital, Bern(Keystone/Gaetan Bally) An environmentally friendly house in Nesslau, northern Switzerland, which has solar panels to heat up the water(Keystone/Gaetan Bally) This content was published on September 29, 2010 1:34 PMSep 29, 2010 - 13:34 Swiss achievements using the power of the sun.Solar cells, a sun-powered stadium, plane, boat and even a submarine. Neuer Inhalt Horizontal Line subscription form Form for signing up for free newsletter. Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox. Email address Top stories (weekly) Latest news (daily) Business (weekly) Politics (weekly) Society (weekly) Fintech (monthly) Click here to see more newsletters swissinfo EN The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired. swissinfo.ch Join us on Facebook!