Swiss energy provider to launch residential rooftop leasing programme
Oct. 30, 2012 - Nilima Choundhury - pv-tech.org
Swiss energy provider Energie de Sion-Région (ESR) has launched a residential rooftop leasing programme for PV installations in the Swiss canton of Valais.
Customers will be charged a monthly rate of CHF2.90 (US$3.11) per meter square with a surcharge of CHF14.50 (US$15.56), with which it would be possible to cover at least 20% of an average household’s energy bill, states ESR.
The energy company asserts that the Valais benefits from more than 25-30% more sunshine than the rest of Switzerland. ESR is also states that PV production to account for 20% of total energy consumption by 2050.