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Princess Elisabeth Polar Station

Antarctic: Polar Station "Princess Elisabeth" wants to expand Solar System

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 15, 2011

 Antarctic polar station Princess Elisabeth ” According to a press release by German manufacturer Consolar, the solar thermal system at the Antarctic polar station "Princess Elisabeth" is going to be expanded during the current research season 2010/2011. The station of the International Polar Foundation (IPF) started its work in February 2009 and is the first polar research base operating entirely on renewable energies (see Thomas Gillon (photo) from the Belgium office of Consolar put the two systems through their paces and could confirm their flawless operation even under extreme weather conditions.
Photo: International Polar Foundation

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