Energy self-sufficient households in Switzerland by 2050

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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.

Reference publication
Gstöhl U, Pfenninger S.
Energy self-​sufficient households with photovoltaics and electric vehicles are feasible in temperate climate.
PLoS ONE 15(3): e0227368. doi: