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Keynote and podium debate: Photovoltaics in the landscape @AlpWeek 2022


20:00 - 21:30


Zeughaus Brig-Glis

At AlpWeek 2022 (5-7.9) in Brig, the Forum Landscape, Alps, Parks is organising the panel discussion on photovoltaics in the landscape together with CIPRA Switzerland and SAC.

Die Wandergruppe hat auf ihrem Weg von Graubünden nach Genf diverse spannende Klimaschutz-Projekte besucht: In einem ehemaligen Steinbruch in Felsberg realisierte die Rhiienergie AG die grösste Freiflächen-Photovoltaik-Anlage der Schweiz.
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The panel discussion is open to the public! We would be pleased to welcome numerous participants!

Language: DE (translated into EN, FR, IT, SLO)

Photovoltaics will be the absolute focus of the expansion of electricity production capacities in Europe in the coming years. The electricity can be produced cost-effectively, CO2 emissions are reduced. The potential is enormous – and in the Alpine region in particular, it could be used to produce a high proportion of the missing winter electricity. What about large-scale ground-mounted systems? Can they be realized in a way that is compatible with the landscape, and what is the legal situation?

This question will be discussed by experts from science and practice with different perspectives among themselves and with the audience. Raimund Rodewald, Managing Director of the Swiss Landscape Conservation Foundation, will begin with an input from the perspective of spatial planning, biodiversity and landscape.

Input: Raimund Rodewald, Managing Director, Swiss Foundation for Landscape Conservation

Panel participants:

  • Markus Schreiber, lawyer, University of Lucerne, perspective of spatial planning law
  • David Stickelberger, managing Director, Swissolar, perspective of the photovoltaic industry
  • Renato Jordan, Initiator Gondosolar, Perspective Initiator of a ground-mounted system in the Valais Alps
  • Boris Salak, Social Sciences in Landscape Research, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL)

Moderation: Catherine Duttweiler, Journalist

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Intended for

  • 14-18
  • 18+
  • 20-40
  • 55+


Content: medium

Interactivity: active/passive

Inside/outside: inside


  • Renewable energies


Forum Landscape, Alps, Parks (FoLAP)
House of Academies
PO Box
3001 Bern

The panel discussion is open to the public. No registration is necessary.
Languages: German
Weather dependent? No
Does it cost anything? No