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Free report - Dec 2019: Solar energy in Austria

by Aaditya Singh | 26-12-2019 23:37 recommendations 0

Solar Energy in Austria

High export rates characterize the photovoltaic and solar thermal energy sectors.

Austria leading the Solar Thermal industry

Austria is among the European leaders in producing solar thermal power, boasting a collector area of about 1.13 million square meters. In fact, the country has an export rate of 81 percent for thermal collectors! This illustrates the level of international demand for Austrian products. New developments are also being made in the fields of plastic solar panels, heat accumulators and building integration.

Spectacular growth rate

The photovoltaic industry, which is a very research-intensive sector, has shown the highest growth rate in the field of renewable energies in Austria. Austria’s core strengths include:

·      PV cells

·      Inverters

·      Tracking systems

Austria takes a variety of creative and unconventional paths: There was going to be a nuclear power plant in Zwentendorf. However, it was never put into operation due to a national referendum. Now, the facility is one of Austria’s largest PV facilities as well as a research center.

Innovations from Austria

Bionic absorbers

The development of Sun Master, a Chinese solar panel, was inspired by Austria. It has now formed a new generation of solar collectors. The transfer of heat takes place directly on the absorber plate through canals, which then branch out like the leaf of a tree. This leads to the optimal heat transmission and a higher output.


SolarCampus is the photovoltaic research power plant in Upper Austria. It features a solar collector area of about 8,000 m². This can be compared to the size of two football fields. It is Austria's largest solar power plant and has been generating around 1,100 megawatt hours of green electricity per year since May 2010.

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  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Aaditya

    Through variety of reports illustrating the strength of Austria in renewable energy, I could see that Austria is truly a leader of the renewable energy.
    I respect the innovative challenge the nation has overcome and the spirit of putting effort to preserve the environment.
    With your report, I could learn about some details of producing energy from renewable sources and strong infrastructure of the research about the issue.
    I agree that Austria is heading toward a desirable direction and becoming a true role model of the neighboring countries.

    Thank you for the informative report.

    Keep up with the great work.
    Posted 30-12-2019 17:07

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Aaditya!

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Solar energy in Austria

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 30-12-2019 01:28

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hello Aaditya!
    This is your mentor Lisa.

    Korea is not one of those countries that are expected to be the biggest benefactor of solar technology for Korean geographical conditions that don't really meet the requirements of solar energy production. Hence, I never really had a chance to get to know about it in detail but thanks to your report, I really had a chance to think about it!

    Thank you so much:)

    Posted 27-12-2019 23:28

  • Shishir Dahal says :
    Sun: The ultimate source of energy. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Posted 27-12-2019 00:12

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