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Table 2 Comparison of cooperatives in Germany and Switzerland. Source: Own surveys

From: How municipalities support energy cooperatives: survey results from Germany and Switzerland

IndicatorsCountryMunicipal membership
GermanySwitzerland
GermanySwitzerlandYesNoYesNo
Number of members (private and institutional)Median147471471525738
Mean252762662479558
N1564987582425
Installed PV capacity (kWp)Median25410924226213255
Mean10352081245659279139
N1304171472021
Balance sheet total 2015 (in 1000€)*Median841200705948299100
Mean241989423611934949841
N1433582511718
  1. *Exchange rate (31.12.2015): 1 CHF = 0.9196 Euro