Hogar Noticias Switzerland plans to deploy photovoltaic systems along highways and railways

Switzerland plans to deploy photovoltaic systems along highways and railways

  • Aug 27, 2022

        At a meeting on August,17th,Switzerland Federal Council revised National Rood Regulations.The regulation allows for deployment of renewable energy generation facilities along Swiss’ highway.The revised text will come into effect on October,1st.

The announcement was made after the parliamentary inquiry clarification presented by Bruno Storni, member of the National House of the Switzerland Federal Parliament,in 2020. And Switzerland government pays much attention to the generation potential of the photovoltaic systems along highways and railways.

The Switzerland government indicated that there is 101GWh generation potential every year along highways and railways.Among that 46GWh along railways,and 55GWh along highways.The Switzerland Federal Road Office (FEDRO) has started installing some photovoltaic systems for the electricity using of themselves, especially beside the tunnels and in maintenance centers.

Electricity generated by the PV systems installed in other proper areas(such as noise barriers and rest areas) will be freely provided to third parties.The new regulations are also adopt to the installation of other renewable energy generation facilities,such as wind power and geothermal energy facilities. 

The Switzerland Federal Road Office (FEDRO) may send application in the end of this year,to reserve some areas for PV system installation. Interested parties can bid, and once rewarded, they will receive a precise timetable to install PV systems.

One of the conditions of the area offered by the Switzerland Federal Road Office (FEDRO) to install renewable energy facilities is third parties themself ensure the electricity selling. Further details will be announced in the tender announcement.

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