Research project

InselSys – Renewable energy for alpine farms, mountain huts and mountain restaurants

Off-grid locations, i.e. locations that are not connected to the public grid and are remote from major transport routes, are predestined for the use of local renewable energies such as solar energy, hydropower or wind power. In Switzerland, these locations include in particular alpine farms, mountain huts and mountain restaurants.

In this study commissioned by SwissEnergy, we have investigated the current energy supply situation of such sites and determined the technical possibilities for supplying them with renewable electricity and heat. In addition, we have looked at legal and economic aspects.

Final report (PDF, German)

Duration: 01.10.2019 - 30.11.2020