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

There is a lot more going on on the roofs of Vienna than can be seen from the street: On a total area of ​​around 500.000 square meters - the equivalent of 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 did in the past ten years together," reports Michael Strebl, Chairman of the Wien Energie management board.

The installed capacity was almost doubled in the previous year from 17 megawatts to over 33 megawatts. This year a further 20 to 25 megawatts of photovoltaic capacity could be added. In 2019, the utility generated around 35 gigawatt hours of photovoltaic electricity and saved 11.000 tonnes of CO2 .

Photo: Wien Energie / Ian Ehm