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Swiss solar thermal market
Solar thermal for domestic warm water preparation and auxiliary heating is a fully established technology. There are several reasons for its market decline in Switzerland, as in other European countries.
Swiss solar power market
Following record year 2015, the market decreased by 20% in 2016. We suppose this is mainly due to a very low addition of large-scale installations as a result of insufficient encouragement. The market is expected to grow again in 2018, driven by the energy strategy.
Solar radiation in Switzerland
The sun supplies energy in abundance. Its annual radiation on Switzerland’s surface area is 220 times higher than the annual energy consumption of our country.
Solar energy in profusion
A six-hour solar radiation on land is equivalent to the global power consumption of an entire year.
Does solar deployment lead to land waste?
In Switzerland, there is no need to build any solar plants on the green field. Our existing settlement areas provide more than enough surfaces to supply a major part of the country with solar energy. This illustration shows the space needed for 20% solar power.
Do we want a politically regulated energy transition with a high economic benefit or a chaotic development where individual solutions prevail? Now it is time to set the course.
Own consumption with solar batteries
Storing the sun’s energy in solar batteries enables us to use it also in the evening and to increase our own consumption rate.