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Facts and Figures - Renewable Energy

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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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  • 17,932

    jobs

    In 2021, the bio fuels sector employed 17,932 people.

  • 147.6

    million euros in turnover in solar thermal energy

    In 2021, total turnover of the solar thermal energy sector amounted to EUR 147.6 million.

  • 1,307

    wind turbines

    In 2021, 1,307 wind turbines were in operation in Austria.

  • 34.0%

    percentage of hydro power

    The percentage of hydro power in renewable energies was 34.0% in 2021.

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Biomass, solar and heat pump sector

Source: Innovative energy technologies in Austria. Market development 2021. Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Biogenic fuel sector 2021 
Fulltime jobs approx. 17,932
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. 10.2 m
Source: Innovative energy technologies in Austria. Market development 2021. Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Biomass heating systems (boilers and furnaces) 2021 
Fulltime jobsapprox. 7,006
Total revenue (in Euro)1,712 m
Export quotaapprox. 80-85 %
Source: Innovative energy technologies in Austria. Market development 2021. Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Photovoltaic sector 2021 
Fulltime jobsapprox. 4,529
Reduction of CO2-emission achieved due to the use of
photovoltaic technology in Austria (in metric tons)
953,598
Source: Innovative energy technologies in Austria. Market development 2021. Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Solar thermal sector 2021 
Fulltime jobsapprox. 1,200
Total revenue (in Euro)approx. 147.6 m
Export quota92 %
Reduction of CO2-emission achieved due to the use
of solar collectors in Austria (in metric tons)
369,917
Source: Innovative energy technologies in Austria. Market development 2021. Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Heat pump sector 2021 
Fulltime jobsapprox. 2,160
Total revenue (in Euro)approx. 1,015 m
Export quotaapprox. 32.8 %
Reduction of CO2-emission achieved due to the
use of heat pumps in Austria (in metric tons)
872,384


Hydro power and wind power in Austria

Source: Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology. Energy in Austria 2021
Hydro power in 2020
Percentage of the primary energy generation 28.8%
Percentage of renewable energies 34.0%
Installed output small hydro power plants  357.5 MW
Source: IG Wind Power, Wind Power in Austria 2021
Wind power in 2021
Number of wind power plants1,307
Total output 3,300   MW
Generation of wind power per year 8.5 billion kWh
Saved CO2 3.7 million tons
Jobs  approx. 5,000


Last update : 07. September 2022