Switzerland: Energy Resources

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Country Profile
Population 8,211,700
GDP Unavailable
Energy Consumption 1.32 Quadrillion Btu
2-letter ISO code CH
3-letter ISO code CHE
Numeric ISO code 756
UN Region[1] Western Europe
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Energy Maps 2 view
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Energy Organizations 33 view
Research Institutions 2 view
CIA World Factbook, Appendix D[2]

Switzerland (/ˈswɪtsərlənd/), officially the Swiss Confederation (Latin: Confoederatio Helvetica, hence its abbreviation CH), is a country in Europe. While still named the "Swiss Confederation" for historical reasons, modern Switzerland is a federal directorial republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities, called Bundesstadt ("federal city"). The country is situated in Western and Central Europe, and is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of

Energy Resources

Resource Value Units Rank Period Source
Wind Potential 4,481 Area(km²) Class 3-7 Wind at 50m 45 1990 NREL
Solar Potential 91,030,881 MWh/year 135 2008 NREL
Coal Reserves Unavailable Million Short Tons N/A 2008 EIA
Natural Gas Reserves Unavailable Cubic Meters (cu m) N/A 2010 CIA World Factbook
Oil Reserves 0 Barrels (bbl) 115 2010 CIA World Factbook

Energy Maps featuring Switzerland

Switzerland global irradiation and solar electricity potential (horizontally-mounted photovoltaic modules) Switzerland global irradiation and solar electricity potential (optimally-inclined photovoltaic modules)

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  1. UN Statistics Division
  2. CIA World Factbook, Appendix D
  3. Reegle Clean Energy Datasets

Switzerland is a country in Europe.
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