Migros Support Programme: Photovoltaics on Migros roofs

Project type: Solar

Project location: Switzerland

Project status: In operation, exclusive

Annual CO₂ reduction: 350 t

The my-M climate fund subsidises the installation of photovoltaic systems on roof or façade surfaces of Migros Cooperatives. With a total of three million Swiss francs, the programme promotes the production by Migros of its own solar energy at its business locations.

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With the Energy Strategy 2050, the financial resources for the promotion of photovoltaic systems were increased within the framework of the federal feed-in tariff system. However, new registrations hardly have a chance to receive subsidies, as demand exceeds the available subsidies. The alternative one-off payment programme offers shorter waiting lists and grants photovoltaic plant operators a one-off investment contribution. Despite this subsidy programme, the economic efficiency is not attractive enough for most Migros Cooperatives to make the investment.

Therefore, in addition to the one-off payment, Migros cooperatives also receive subsidies from the my-M climate fund. These reduce the financial barrier to the construction of a photovoltaic system on suitable properties belonging to the cooperatives. The programme subsidises systems on a roof, facade or car park roof. With the production of renewable solar power on the Migros Cooperatives' own areas, greenhouse gas emissions are avoided that would otherwise arise from the purchase of non-specific mains power

The future electricity supply needs to become more renewable. The roofs and façades of Migros are often suitable for electricity production with photovoltaic systems and there are already numerous good examples on Migros buildings. The subsidy programme provides an incentive to build additional plants, thereby contributing to the expansion of renewable power supply.

Marcus Dredge, Head of Energy & Building Technology Department, Migros Cooperative Association

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The programme is open to all Migros Cooperatives fulfilling the eligibility criteria in the application form. Interested cooperatives can register their projects via the application form and thus apply for a subsidy for the new construction or expansion of a photovoltaic system with an output of up to 1,300 kWp.

New projects can be included in the funding programme until 31.12.2023. The one-off subsidy is 250 CHF/kWp for a PV system commissioned by 31.12.2021 and 150 CHF/kWp for a commissioning as of 1.1.2022. The subsidy will be paid out after the photovoltaic system after proven commissioning. Further information on the process and funding conditions can be found in the directions.


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This project contributes to two SDGs:

2,302,927 kWh of renewable electricity have been produced since the start of the project.

5 photovoltaic systems have been commissioned since the start of the programme.

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Production of non-specific European mains power

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