Austria's Wien Energie to add 28 MW of solar in 2022

Jan 14, 2022 03:41 PM ET
  • Austrian energy firm Wien Energie GmbH intends to install 28 MW of solar capacity in its house market this year in a bid to increase its renewables development as well as reach 600 MW of solar by the end of the decade.
Austria's Wien Energie to add 28 MW of solar in 2022
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Last year, the utility constructed greater than 60 solar plants with a combined outcome of almost 26 MW with roof-top systems making up 80% of the installed capacity, it stated on Thursday. The projects that browsed the web in 2021 included Austria's biggest solar plant with a capacity of 11.45 MW.

The utility now runs a solar portfolio of 320 plants completing 85 MW as well as two-thirds of the systems are located in Vienna. The plants generate 89,000 MWh of green electrical power which is enough to provide 44,000 houses in the capital as well as prevent some 52,000 tonnes of carbon exhausts per year.

The Vienna-based business is additionally associated with a number of collaboration projects. In the autumn, it joined public transport network operator Wiener Linien to release a minimum of 20 solar plants on the roofing systems of public structures in the capital. The facilities will certainly be deployed on a location of 70,000 sq m by 2025.

Additionally, the city of Vienna as well as Wien Energie are preparing to install some 50 MW of solar capacity in city locations by 2025. The initiative has actually been already authorized by Vienna's Municipal Council. The systems will be established on the roofings of public buildings, colleges, baths and on land had by municipal companies.

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