Efficient use of energy
— within reach
Solar energy is converted into usable energy by means of collectors. Collectors need space. Availability of land is limited. The efficiency of solar energy use is therefore also determined by the efficiency of land use. The goal is the multiple use of surfaces, such as the covering of noise barriers and the roofing of car parks in front of shopping centres with photovoltaic modules. Good examples are available.
A current example is the legally required sealing of the Müllnern landfill near Villach in the province of Carinthia, which is achieved by means of a solar electricity generation plant. The Müllnern photovoltaic plant is to be designed in such a way that it simultaneously acts as a roofing and final sealing of the landfill. At 35,000 square metres, the plant will be one of the largest in the province of Carinthia. This project is the first of its kind in Austria; there is already good experience with such projects in Germany.