PostedOctober 27, 2021, 18:59
Switzerland could produce 101 gigawatt / hour (GWh) by placing photovoltaic panels on the walls along the highways and railways. The Federal Council is moving forward.
The concerns raised by the video of Guy Parmelin, which warned of a possible blackout in Switzerland in the future, irritated even his colleague head of the Department of energy Simonnetta Sommaruga, as mentioned by Tages Anzeiger.
Because the situation is not so bad and, above all, the possibilities are numerous. The Federal Council has just given a new example: on Wednesday, it adopted a report that aims to produce electricity using panels that would cover the noise walls that are placed along highways and railways. . “However, legal adaptations are necessary in order to be able to better exploit this potential. DETEC will now prepare them quickly, ”says the Federal Council.
Millions already invested
The total envisaged is not negligible: 101 GWh could be produced annually, or the equivalent of the consumption of 22,000 households (national roads: 55 GWh, railways: 46 GWh). The report follows the acceptance by Parliament of a postulate which calls for this possibility to be studied.
Electricity produced along the highways is already planned, as the Federal Council points out. “As part of the implementation of the climate package for the federal administration, FEDRO will produce some 35 GWh additional per year by 2030 and invest 65 million francs for this purpose”, says- he.