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Table 6 Importance of voluntary work for energy cooperatives in Germany and Switzerland. Source: Own surveys

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

VariablesCountry
GermanySwitzerland
TotalMunicipalityTotalMunicipality
MemberNo memberMemberNo member
Strong dependency on voluntary work81% (128 out of 158)82% (72 out of 88)79% (46 out of 58)87% (41 out of 47)92% (22 out of 24)83% (19 out of 23)
No salaried positions66% (104 out of 158)67% (59 out of 88)64% (37 out of 58)72% (34 out of 47)60% (13 out of 22)84% (21 out of 25)