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The "Glarus Süd Solar" ground-mounted system

Following extensive investigations, Axpo has decided to discontinue its planned solar project in Glarus Süd. The reasons behind this decision are natural hazards, limited environmental compatibility and low energy yield. 

Axpo planned to construct an alpine ground-mounted plant with an output of 10 MWp in the municipality of Glarus Süd. The solar plant was to be installed on an area of around 120,000 square metres in an alpine environment in the Friiteren region and was expected to produce around 13 GWh of electricity annually, equal to the electricity consumption of over 3,000 households. The required land would have remained usable as pasture after construction. This plant would have taken advantage of the excellent levels of solar radiation at around 1,500 metres above sea level to supply essential electricity, especially during the winter months.

The project in figures:

  • would have been built at around 1,500 metres above sea level
  • 10 megawatts of installed capacity
  • would have produced 13 gigawatt hours of electricity per year
  • Electricity for around 3,000 households

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