Energy self-sufficient households in Switzerland by 2050
Researchers from ETH Zurich analysed whether it would be technically and economically feasible for households to achieve energy self-sufficiency using photovoltaics in the temperate Swiss climate by the middle of the century.
They found that by 2050, photovoltaic technologies that convert sunlight into electricity could enable many single- and multi-family buildings in Switzerland to produce enough energy to meet their own consumption needs, including the charging of electric vehicles.
Gstöhl U, Pfenninger S.
Energy self-sufficient households with photovoltaics and electric vehicles are feasible in temperate climate.
PLoS ONE 15(3): e0227368. doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227368