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500.000 square meters of photovoltaic systems: Vienna builds on the sun.

There is much more happening on the roofs of Vienna than can be seen from the street: on a total area of ​​around 500.000 square meters - which corresponds to 70 soccer fields - more than 200 solar power plants are now doing their work under the sun. "Wien Energie expanded as much photovoltaics in 2019 as it had in the past ten years combined," reports Michael Strebl, Chairman of the Vienna Energy Management.

The installed capacity was almost doubled in the previous year from 17 megawatts to over 33 megawatts. A further 20 to 25 megawatts of photovoltaic output could be added this year. The supplier generated a total of around 2019 gigawatt hours of photovoltaic electricity in 35, saving 11.000 tons of CO2 .

Photo: Wien Energie / Ian Ehm