The overall proportion of this new renewable energy in electricity consumption to stay in Switzerland, “hardly noteworthy”, writes the Swiss energy Foundation (SES) in a message from Wednesday. In a study of the Solar and wind energy production in Switzerland with the 28 countries of the EU compared.

the Swiss consume per capita per year is approximately 7000 kWh of electricity. Wind and solar electricity in this country together, just 3.7 percent of the demand. The Leader of Denmark there are annually 2500 kWh per capita, just under 50 percent. Behind photovoltaic leaders Germany with a production of 1905 kWH and in Sweden in 1691 kWh.

Worse than the Switzerland, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia and Latvia are placed just. This is “alarming” for a country, “which with its advanced electricity policy and generation raves”, is a project Manager Tonya Iten quoted in a message.

While the Expansion of solar energy in Switzerland to take “at a very low level” continuously. Its share of electricity production increased last year by 18 percent to 3.5 percent.

However, the production of wind energy stagnation and contribute 0.2 percent, hardly worth the trouble for the Swiss electricity production. Currently, there are 36 large wind turbines in Switzerland. New came last year not this. In the neighboring country of Austria is also a landlocked country – it is 20 times more.

a Total of cutting of the electricity mix of Switzerland with 60 per cent hydropower still better than that of the EU. But the sluggish Expansion of Solar and wind energy systems in contrast “with the enormous potential for expansion” of this energy carrier in Switzerland.

The Swiss Federal office of energy estimated recently that in Switzerland alone, on house roofs and house 67 terawatt hours of electricity-facades a year could be generated. This exceeds the current electricity consumption in the country from 58 TWh per year. In addition, the prices for solar photovoltaic and wind turbines collapsed in the past few years.

The potential contrast with the “lid policy of Switzerland”, especially in the case of photovoltaics. There, the network Supplement has been increased in the last year to 2.3 cents per kWh. However, the promotion was limited in time, the surcharges were inefficient, distributed, and because of the “rigorous queue blocking policy”.

The result is that operators of PV installations would have to wait a long time for the compensation. And on a feed-in tariff for new projects wouldn’t have a Chance. For large installations, the revenues in the electricity market are to deep for you could refinance.

According to the SES, the majority of EU States to put a “target-oriented funding instruments for renewable energies” and the new, the protect works by legally guaranteed minimum remuneration against price fluctuations. Thus, the EU wants to achieve its ambitious energy transition and climate goals.

“Switzerland would do well to follow these efforts,” concludes Iten. Because there was an urgent need to replace nuclear power and fossil fuels with a renewable energy Expansion. Only in this way, the energy transition can be implemented in Switzerland.

(SDA)