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Photovoltaic panels for the HEG-FR building

11 Jan 2020

The State of Fribourg and Soleol are working together to equip the roofs of five public buildings with photovoltaic panels.

After several months of construction, the new photovoltaic system on the roof of the School of Management Fribourg has been operational since the end of 2019.

Key data:

  • 550 photovoltaic panels
  • 899.3 m3 surface area
  • 148.5 kW output

This pilot project is based on a partnership with the SOLEOL company, following an unsolicited offer. The State of Fribourg is not making any investment. Soleol will assume full responsibility for the installation, operation and maintenance of the solar power plants for the duration of the contract. Soleol will then sell the green electricity produced at a very competitive rate, below the average distributor's tariff.

In this way, the State of Fribourg meets its legal obligation to set an example and its commitments under the energy strategy it has adopted, and reduces its energy costs. This model can also be applied to other consumers such as industries, hospitals, etc. After a 25-year contractual period, the State will become the owner of the installations, or will be able to negotiate new conditions for their operation.

The buildings involved in the pilot project are the Haute école de gestion (HEG) Fribourg, the Schwarzsee/Lac-Noir Campus, the Ecole de Culture Générale (ECG) de Fribourg, the Centre d'intervention de la Police (CIG) in Granges-Paccot, and the Service de l'informatique et des télécommunications (SITEL) building in Givisiez.