Road Map Renewable Energies Switzerland


An analysis with a view to harnessing existing potentials by 2050

Establishing a sustainable energy supply for Switzerland is possible. However, it is neither a short-term nor an easily accomplished task. Indigenous renewable energy sources can offer a decisive contribution. This SATW publication indicates in how far this is achievable on the basis of technically exploitable potentials.

In many cases, the limiting factor is given not so much by actual existing potentials as by an economically justifiable speed of realisation, especially with regards to building renovation. A supply relying mainly on indigenous sources of renewable energy by 2050 would require the combined development of the potentials presented in this study and realisation of the 2000 watt society which has been set as a strategic objective by the Swiss Federal Council.