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100% Renewable Energies - Management of about 50% PV Electricity for Switzerland
U. Muntwyler, E. Schüpbach
PV Markets, Storage, Swiss Energy Strategy 2050, PV Curtailment, Hydropower, Decarbonization
Finance, Markets and Policies
Subtopic: Policies and Scenarios for Renewables, Societal and Global Challenges
Event: 36th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 7DV.2.22
2000 - 2005
ISBN: 3-936338-60-4
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20192019-7DV.2.22
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The Swiss Energy Strategy 2050 aims to phase out the five nuclear power plants in Switzerland by 2050 and plans to replace 20 TWh (of the total 60 TWh needed) with renewable energy and energy efficiency. If Switzerland aims to also replace all combustion engine cars running in Switzerland and all fossil fuel heating systems, another 20 TWh are needed. This totals to a 40 TWh of electricity that need replacing, which is more than 50% of the current electricity needs in Switzerland. Here, it is elaborated on how this massif amount of power from renewable energy into the grid can be managed with photovoltaics (PV) and in a cost-effective way in Switzerland.