Austria on the way to 1 Million Solar Panel Installs by 2030
Solar in Austria is booming. Last year the Austrian Climate Ministry approved a €50 million budget for the development of solar in the country, which was used to expand solar in residential, utility, public and private contexts. In total, this amounted to 15,957 new solar projects installed in 2020, total 332 MW. The goal of Climate Minister Leonore Gewessler is to get Austria running on 100% renewable energy by 2030. The foundation for this goal is the ambitious One-Million-Rooftops-Program. As the most cost-competitive, job-intensive and versatile energy technology, Gewessler seeks to spread solar across as many roofs as possible in Austria.