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Facts and Figures

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

Biomass, solar and heat pump sector

Biogenic fuel sector 2016 
Fulltime jobsapprox. 17,486
Total revenue (in Euro)1.5 bn
Reduction of CO2-emission achieved due to the use of biogenic fuels in Austria (in metric tons)approx. 9.8 m
Biomass heating systems (boilers and furnaces) 2016 
Fulltime jobsapprox.3,162
Total revenue (in Euro)757 m
Export quotaapprox. 80 %
Photovoltaic sector 2016 
Fulltime jobsapprox.2,822
Reduction of CO2-emission achieved due to the use of photovoltaic technology in Austria (in metric tons)920,653
Solar thermal sector 2016 
Fulltime jobsapprox. 1,600
Total revenue (in Euro)approx. 196 m
Export quota83 %
Reduction of CO2-emission achieved due to the use of solar collectors in Austria (in metric tons)426,473
Source: Innovative energy technologies in Austria. Market development 2016. Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Heat pump sector 2016 
Fulltime jobsapprox. 1,295
Total revenue (in Euro)approx. 540 m
Export quotaapprox. 30.4 %
Reduction of CO2-emission achieved due to the use of heat pumps in Austria (in metric tons)571,183


Expansion of hydropower in Austria: approx. 60 - 70%

Wind energy 2015

1,191 wind power plants with an output of 2,632 MW are currently feeding power into the public grid. These wind engines generate around 5.7 bn kilowatt hours electrical power – enough to supply 1.6 million households with electricity.

Source: Austrian Wind Energy Association

Other data

Share of renewable energy in inland consumption in 2016: 29.5 %
Planned share of renewable energy sources in Austria by 2020: 34 %

Source: Austrian Energy Agency - Statistics Austria