Showing its commitment to sustainability, the port of Vienna, together with Wien Energie, the regional energy provider, has built a photovoltaic system with a total of 1,076 solar panels on the roof of the garage at the car terminal in the second district of Vienna. On April 27, the solar power plant was inaugurated by Renate Brauner, member of the city council responsible for economy, and Ulli Sima, member of the city council responsible for environment.
As of now this system will cover about a quarter of the total electricity demand of the site with solar energy; this means 290,000 kilowatt hours per year.
“This will save up to 100 tonnes of CO² per year, which equals 73 trips around the world in a private car,” says Ulli Sima, member of the city council responsible for environment, and working for Wiener Stadtwerke.
Customers will soon benefit from this new system, they can purchase the modules for EUR 950 per unit. Wien Energie rents the panels from their owners, and pais an annual remuneration of the investments. (See www.buergerkraftwerke.at)