Suitability of roofs for the use of solar energy

Solar energy that reaches the earth’s surface can be utilised with the aid of the two established solar technologies, photovoltaics (electricity) and solar thermal energy, for the production of renewable energy. The potential of solar electricity is considerable: by 2050, around 20 percent of the current level of electricity demand could be met through the use of photovoltaics. Solar thermal energy is an attractive option for the production of hot water and heat thanks to the existence of standardised systems. From the suitability map the degree of suitability of a particular roof for the use of solar energy can be deduced, as well as the anticipated yield. The calculations are based on a simulation of the path of the sun throughout the year, and the amount of sunlight that falls on each roof surface.

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Identifier
b614de5c-2f12-4355-b2c9-7aef2c363ad6@bundesamt-fur-energie-bfe
Title for URL of the dataset
eignung-von-hausdachern-fur-die-nutzung-von-sonnenenergie
Schedule the publication of the dataset
Issued date
August 27, 2015
Modification date
March 11, 2021
Update interval
-
Temporal coverage
-
Name
Bundesamt für Energie
Contact points
geoinformation@bfe.admin.ch
Languages
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
Url
https://www.bfe.admin.ch/solarenergie-eignung-daecher
Relations
geocat.ch permalink
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Terms of use
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