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Photovoltaics – A trend with potential
There are currently 60 000 photovoltaic systems with a total capacity of around one gigawatt in Switzerland. And there is plenty of potential to increase this! Falling prices for solar modules and technical progress make electricity generation using photovoltaics a good investment.
An area of approx. 80 square kilometres on roofs and façades – less than 20 percent of Switzerland’s roof area – would be sufficient to generate 20 percent of current electricity requirements using solar energy. An impressive piece of information which hints that a revolution can be expected in the power supply industry. Switzerland’s highly innovative photovoltaics research sector can look forward to a bright future, particularly as regards a planned project for large-scale multinational photovoltaic production in Europe. The country is also a world leader when it comes to the integration of solar modules into building envelopes.