70MW Alpine PV Parks: BKW's Solar Express
- BKW utility has announced plans to build 6 solar PV parks in Berne, Switzerland, producing up to 100GWh of clean energy each year and enough electricity to power 20,000 homes. Funding for the projects is granted under the Swiss Energy Act, making BKW's ambitious goal of 1GW renewable capacity by 2026 achievable.
Swiss utility BKW has unveiled plans to install six solar photovoltaic (PV) parks totalling 70 MW in the alpine region of Berne. Three projects have been approved while a fourth will be presented for voting in spring 2024. These projects are eligible for funding under the Swiss Energy Act and will generate close to 100 GWh annually, enough to power 20,000 households. BKW is aiming to increase its renewable capacity to 1 GW by 2026 through wind and solar schemes in several countries.
What Benefits Will BKW's 70 MW Solar Parks Bring?
- Reduced Carbon Footprint: BKW's solar parks will help reduce the region's carbon footprint by providing clean, green power.
- Improved Air Quality: The solar parks will help reduce air pollution in the region by providing clean energy.
- Increased Reliability: The solar parks will help provide a reliable source of energy for the region due to the availability of sunlight in the area.
- Job Creation: The solar parks will create employment opportunities in the region for installation and maintenance of the solar parks.
- Cost Savings: Installation of the solar parks will reduce the cost of energy for consumers as solar energy is cheaper than other sources of energy.
- Financial Incentives: The Swiss Energy Act provides financial incentives to renewable energy projects such as the BKW solar parks, making them a more attractive option.