Canton supports PV project with double funding
Generating at least 40 per cent of the canton’s electricity consumption from renewables by 2035 – that is the target for Appenzell Ausserrhoden.
In order to meet the requirements of the Energy Act, the canton is doubling the subsidies for solar power systems and thus enabling the PV project on the Teufen bypass. As there is no direct consumer connected to the photovoltaic system, the energy is fed into the grid of St. Gallisch-Appenzellische Kraftwerke AG and the canton receives an attractive feed-in tariff for this.
Project planning began in 2022 by Roland Schlegel from ZENNA AG. The tendering office supports property owners, municipalities, cities and energy supply companies in analysing their initial situation with regard to photovoltaics and developing sustainable strategies for dealing with photovoltaics.
The engineering office of the road inspectorate was also involved in the planning phase, checking all the structural calculations. In order to attach modules reliably and long-term to the 75° inclined retaining wall, the planning professionals opted for a substructure from K2 Systems..