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SPLTRAK Abstract Submission
Firm PV Power Generation in Switzerland
Jan Remund1, Marc Perez2, Richard Perez3
1Meteotest AG, Bern, Switzerland
/2Clean Power Research, Napa, CA, United States
/3University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY, United States

We investigate whether PV can effectively and economically contribute to a massively renewable energy (RE) power generation future for Switzerland. Taking advantage of the country’s flexible hydropower resources, we determine the optimum PV/storage configuration that can meet the country’s electrical demand firmly 24x365 at the least possible cost. We examine two high RE scenarios, respectively 100% and 90%. Depending on future cost predictions for PV and batteries. We show that mean power production costs on the Swiss grid would range from 6-10 cents per kWh. That is well in line with current market prices on the regional TSOs.