Switzerland to install solar systems on federal buildings
A solar installation in Switzerland. Image by Swissolar. Source: https://www.swissolar.ch/
Switzerland is planning to set up solar systems on all suitable roof and facade areas of federal administration buildings by 2034.
The plan was approved by the Federal Council on Wednesday. The cost of equipping federal buildings with solar panels in the next twelve years is estimated at about CHF 143.4 million (USD 144.66m/EUR 144.13m). The new capacity is expected to lead to a six-fold increase in solar power generation to 87 GWh annually from 13 GWh currently.
The Federal Building and Real Estate Agency (BLO) and the Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) will monitor the expansion and report about its status on their websites.
The decision comes less than a month after Switzerland approved a number of measures that make the installation of solar panels on some new buildings mandatory and simplify rules for the construction of large-scale photovoltaic (PV) plants in the Alps.
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