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TRITEC AG wins solar prize

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Zurich/Rome - The European Solar Prize is being awarded on 24 November in Rome to honour projects that demonstrate outstanding commitment to the use of renewable energy. Three Swiss projects are among the winners.


According to the Swiss Solar Agency, one of the organisers of the European Solar Prize, three Swiss projects are among this year’s winners, having successfully competed against 32 projects from EU countries.

Giorgio Hefti, founder and CEO of TRITEC AG,received the special achievement prize for individual commitment 2014. Heft has helped realise more...

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Energy ring starts with retirement home

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Zurich - Beginning in 2015, Cofely AG will provide the Sunnehof retirement and nursing home and other interested parties in Immensee with heat generated from renewable energy. The project is part of Cofely’s so-called Energy Ring scheme.


Cofely AG, a provider of energy-efficient solutions and services, recently presented the Energy Ring project details to local residents. The company will install heat pump for the retirement home that was specially developed for the Energy Ring project. Beginning in the summer of 2015, the building will be heated by renewable...

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Switzerland conquers outer space

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Bern – A number of Swiss companies have contributed to today’s planned landing of the Philae lander spacecraft on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.



The Philae lander was released into space by the Rosetta spacecraft and will attempt to study the composition and structure of the comet nucleus material, explains a press release from the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation.

A number of Swiss institutes participated in the European Space Agency (ESA) mission including the University of Bern, the Swiss Center for Electronics and...

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