Biosolar roofs and Ecological replacement in Switzerland

Over the last 14 years several biodiverse extensive green roofs have been in stalled in Basel in combination with Solar panels. This has included both Solar thermal and solar energy (PV). Part of the drive for this has been to improve biodiversity in the city through the need for ecological compensation on new developments. Something was taken and to be compensated for. This is different from ecological replacement or restoration.

First Biosolar-Roof in Sion – part of the ACCLIMATIZATION PROGRAMME


First Biosolar Roof in Canton Valais (CH)

The first Biosolar roof in Valais Switzerland is a private villa new built on the south side of Sion. The owners were completely open to a new ecological approach of greening a flat roof in combination with solar thermal panels. Their original plan for the house had not included any green roofs. Thanks to the designers who knew about the ACCLIMATASION project and were incontact with the Green Infrastructure Consultancy (CH), they persuaded the owners to choose a Biosolar roof approach.