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Solar PV will be a key technology of the Swiss energy transition according to new model intercomparison study

Models are valuable tools to assess potential future pathways of the energy transition. Such models can diverge in their objective functions, data inputs and assumptions. Multi-model analyses can provide important insight into such divergences and similarities and provide more robust assessments.

In a recent study, we have compared Nexus-e, EXPANSE and OREES, three electricity system models with a high spatial resolution with a focus on Switzerland and have analyzed scenarios with high shares of renewable electricity generation for the year 2035. While the models align on solar PV as a key technology in Switzerland, the spatial distribution differs between models.

The study was generously supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE as part of the SWEET EDGE project.