Norway has installed the world’s northernmost ground solar panels in its Svalbard archipelago, a region plunged in round-the-clock darkness all winter.
The pilot project could help remote Arctic communities transition to green energy.
Neatly lined up in six rows in a field, 360 solar panels will on Thursday begin providing electricity to an old shipping radio station, Isfjord Radio, now converted into a base camp for tourists.
The windswept archipelago – also known as Spitsbergen – is located some 1,300 kilometres from the North Pole and is accessible only by boat or helicopter, weather permitting.
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Source: Euro News
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