Bonn, 13th April 2021
The year 2020 was a successful year for PV in both Austria and Switzerland. In Austria, the funding was completely exhausted by the end of the year. Almost 16,000 projects with more than 300 MW of PV capacity were realized. In Switzerland, a new record was set in 2020 while around 430 to 460 MW of newly installed capacity has been added, according to Swissolar. This corresponds to a growth of 30 to 39 percent compared to 2019.
The Global PV InstallerMonitor 2020/2021© targets PV installers in the main European PV markets and Australia. This year, 135 Austrian and Swiss installation companies participated in the survey. In both countries, the increase in PV systems is supplemented by other technologies such as battery storage and electric mobility solutions.
The offer of battery storage solutions increased over the last few years in Austria and Switzerland. While in 2018 about 13 percent of the surveyed installers were not interested in said issue, the share decreased in 2019 and 2020. In 2020, all surveyed installers are already offering or are planning to offer storage solutions in 2021. Furthermore, the share of installers offering storage solutions increased from 73 percent in 2018 to 82 percent in 2020.