Swiss solar industry

A technology branch that features many SMEs and successful large-scale operations, as well as inventiveness, innovative research institutes, a high level of education and short distances.  

This combination provides a fertile ground for a successful Swiss solar industry.   

The Swiss photovoltaics segment achieves annual sales of approximately CHF 600 million. The entire value chain is represented in the segment, with particular strengths lying in engineering, premium components, and building-integrated modules.

The Swiss solar thermal segment reports annual sales of approximately CHF 80 million, most of which is generated on the national market. Around 30 % of the collectors used in Switzerland are Swiss-made.