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Renewable energies are the economic engine of the future worldwide. Here you can find selected data on Austria’s renewable energy sector.
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  • 18,376

    jobs

    In 2020, the bio fuels sector employed 18,376 people.

  • 131

    million euros in turnover in solar thermal energy

    In 2020, total turnover of the solar thermal energy sector amounted to EUR 131 million.

  • 1,307

    wind turbines

    In 2020, 1,307 wind turbines were in operation in Austria.

  • 28.5%

    percentage of hydro power

    The percentage of hydro power in renewable energies was 28.5% in 2019.

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Biomass, solar and heat pump sector

Source: Innovative energy technologies in Austria. Market development 2020. Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Biogenic fuel sector 2020 
Fulltime jobs approx. 18,376
Total revenue (in Euro)1.6 bn
Reduction of CO2-emission achieved due to the use of biogenic fuels in Austria
(in metric tons)
approx. 9.2 m
Source: Innovative energy technologies in Austria. Market development 2020. Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Biomass heating systems (boilers and furnaces) 2020 
Fulltime jobsapprox. 4,198
Total revenue (in Euro)1,016 m
Export quotaapprox. 80 %
Source: Innovative energy technologies in Austria. Market development 2020. Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Photovoltaic sector 2020 
Fulltime jobsapprox. 2,755
Reduction of CO2-emission achieved due to the use of photovoltaic technology in Austria (in metric tons) 888,063
Source: Innovative energy technologies in Austria. Market development 2020. Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Solar thermal sector 2020 
Fulltime jobsapprox. 1,100
Total revenue (in Euro)approx. 131 m
Export quota84 %
Reduction of CO2-emission achieved due to the use of solar collectors in Austria (in metric tons)345,637
Source: Innovative energy technologies in Austria. Market development 2020. Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Heat pump sector 2020 
Fulltime jobsapprox. 1,721
Total revenue (in Euro)approx. 870 m
Export quotaapprox. 32.8 %
Reduction of CO2-emission achieved due to the use of heat pumps in Austria (in metric tons)832,853


Hydro power and wind power in Austria

Source: Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology. Energy in Austria 2020
Hydro power in 2019
Percentage of the primary energy generation 28.5%
Percentage of renewable energies 34.2%
Installed output small hydro power plants  368 MW
Source: IG Wind Power, Wind Power in Austria 2020
Wind power in 2020
Number of wind power plants1,307
Total output 3,120   MW
Generation of wind power per year 7 billion kWh
Saved CO2  3 million tons
Jobs  3,700


Last update : 04 October 2021