Five Winterthur school buildings get solar systems


Winterthur – The city of Winterthur wants to equip the roofs of five school buildings in Winterthur with photovoltaic systems. Together, they are expected to produce about 186 megawatt hours of electricity annually. The city is investing 450,200 francs for this.

The city of Winterthur has decided to install photovoltaic systems on the roofs of five school buildings in Winterthur, informs the City Chancellery in a statement. The city-owned energy supplier Stadtwerk Winterthur is responsible for the construction and operation of the systems on the roofs of the Eichliacker, Guggenbühl, Neuwiesen and Talhof school buildings and the Mechatronik School in Winterthur. Together, the five new photovoltaic systems are expected to produce about 186 megawatt hours of solar power annually.

The cost of the project is estimated in the communication at a total of 450,200 francs. The corresponding funds are to be taken from the framework credit of 90 million Swiss francs approved by the Winterthur electorate in September 2021 for plants for the production of electricity from renewable sources, explains the City Chancellery. It also points out the consistency of the project with the climate and energy policy of the city of Winterthur in general and the promotion of renewable energy adopted in the current legislative period. hs