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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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  • 18,970

    jobs

    In 2017, the bio fuels sector employed 18,970 people.

  • 164

    million euros in turnover in solar thermal energy

    In 2018, total turnover of the solar thermal energy sector amounted to EUR 164 million.

  • 1,313

    wind turbines

    In 2018, 1,313 wind turbines were in operation in Austria.

  • 33.1%

    percentage of hydro power

    The percentage of hydro power in renewable energies was 33.1% in 2017.

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Biomass, solar and heat pump sector

Source: Innovative energy technologies in Austria. Market development 2018. Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Biogenic fuel sector 2018 
Fulltime jobs approx. 17,981
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. 9.9 m
Source: Innovative energy technologies in Austria. Market development 2018. Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Biomass heating systems (boilers and furnaces) 2018 
Fulltime jobsapprox.3,402
Total revenue (in Euro)820 m
Export quotaapprox. 80 %
Source: Innovative energy technologies in Austria. Market development 2018. Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Photovoltaic sector 2018 
Fulltime jobsapprox.2,478
Reduction of CO2-emission achieved due to the use of photovoltaic technology in Austria (in metric tons) 509,356
Source: Innovative energy technologies in Austria. Market development 2018. Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Solar thermal sector 2018 
Fulltime jobsapprox. 1,400
Total revenue (in Euro)approx. 164 m
Export quota81 %
Reduction of CO2-emission achieved due to the use of solar collectors in Austria (in metric tons)425,434
Source: Innovative energy technologies in Austria. Market development 2018. Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Heat pump sector 2018 
Fulltime jobsapprox. 1,469
Total revenue (in Euro)approx. 601 m
Export quotaapprox. 33.9 %
Reduction of CO2-emission achieved due to the use of heat pumps in Austria (in metric tons)638,000


Hydro power and wind power in Austria

Source: Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology. Energy in Austria 2018
Hydro power in 2017
Percentage of the primary energy generation 26.4%
Percentage of renewable energies 33.1%
Installed output small hydro power plants 1,395 MW
Source: IG Wind Power, Wind Power in Austria 2019
Wind power in 2018
Number of wind power plants1,313
Total output 3,045 MW
Generation of wind power per year 7 billion kWh
Saved CO2 4.3 million tons
Jobs (2017) 4,500


Last update : 10.11.2020