A new roadmap called SolTherm2050 shows how much of a role solar heat combined with thermal storage could play in Switzerland in 2050. Using the Swiss EnergyScope tool, the developers of the roadmap simulated a variety of scenarios with and without solar thermal. In addition, over half of their 117-page study revolves around market barriers and how to overcome them. The national Swissolar association considers the report an important element for charting a path forward. “We will use the study as a basis for our association’s solar thermal strategy. Our plan is to set up an internal working group for this purpose in spring,” said Swissolar Managing Director David Stickelberger.

Solar heat to save Switzerland several CHF 100 million a year