Project type: Solar
Project location: Switzerland
Project status: In operation, exclusive
Annual CO₂ reduction: 700 t
The M-climate fund subsidises the installation of photovoltaic systems on roof or facade surfaces of buildings of the Migros Group. With a total of four million Swiss francs, the programme promotes the production by Migros of its own solar energy at its business locations.
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 in most cases not attractive enough to make the investment.
Therefore, in addition to the one-off payment, members of the Migros Group also receive subsidies from the 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 Group members' 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.
The programme is open to all members of the Migros Group which are paying into the M-climate fund “Topf 2 Lenkung” and fulfilling the eligibility criteria in the application form. Interested parties 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 subsidies vary depending on the power and installation location and are as follows:
The contribution will be paid after the photovoltaic system is proven to be in operation. Further information on the process flow and funding conditions can be found in the directions.
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.