Apr 26 2016

Solar Potential of Switzerland

The Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE, the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss, and the Federal Office of Topography swisstopo have created together with Meteotest a stunningly interactive and publicly accessible solar potential estimator for whole Switzerland.

www.sonnendach.ch

Solar Potential Map of Switzerland

Solar Potential Map of Switzerland

Compared to traditional so-called GIS-type “solar cadasters” this one is really usable. By usable I mean:

  1. loads incredibly fast
  2. step-by-step increase of complexity
  3. order-of-magnitude yield and cost of PV and heating system within 10 seconds
  4. all the options for professional users upon demand
  5. last but not least: open government data!

 

One click to the solar yield calculation of your roof!

One click to the solar yield calculation of your roof!

I’m of course a bit biased since I created and provided the satellite-based solar irradiance data to the project as part of my engagement within MeteoSwiss. But try it out yourself!

www.sonnendach.ch