Solar energy in Upper Austria

 

Solar Heat

Upper Austria is the number one solar region in Austria and has also a leading position in Europe with 1 m² of collector surface per inhabitant. On the whole 1,429,000 m² solar thermal collectors are installed in Upper Austria. In 2016 alone, the number of installations increased by approximately 25,000 m².

Solar thermal systems are commonly utilized for domestic hot water production but increasingly being configured to provide space heat as well. In the future, solar process heat and solar cooling will also play a more prominent role.

 

Photovoltaics

In 2016 about 2,700 grid-connected photovoltaic systems with a capacity of about 34,5 MWpeak were installed. All in all approximately 22,000 installations with circa 215 MWpeak are in operation.