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Austria Solar Energy - Market Share Analysis, Industry Trends & Statistics, Growth Forecasts 2020 - 2029

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  • 96 Pages
  • February 2024
  • Region: Austria
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5025544
The Austria Solar Energy Market size is estimated at 4.46 gigawatt in 2024, and is expected to reach 9.98 gigawatt by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 17.47% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The outbreak of COVID-19 negatively impacted the market. Currently, the market has reached pre-pandemic levels.

Key Highlights

  • The primary drivers of the market include the soaring demand for clean energy, efforts to curb GHG emissions, and favorable government policies to stimulate the deployment of solar panels. The planned new renewable energy law helps cover rising energy demand with solar power by replacing fossil fuels.
  • Increasing adoption of alternative renewable energy courses like wind, hydro, and bioenergy is expected to restrain the market growth during the forecast period.
  • According to Austria's National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), the Austrian government is committed to installing 1 million PV systems by 2030, a substantial increase from the target of 100,000 roof-mounted PV systems under Mission 2030. Thus, this factor is expected to create ample opportunities for the solar market.

Austria Solar Energy Market Trends

Solar PV Segment is Expected to Hold Significant Market Share

  • Austria's solar photovoltaic is one of the significant segments in the power generation industry. As of this year, it has an installed capacity of around 3.5 GW. With concern regarding climatic change and rising air pollution, the government had a roadmap to increase the share of renewable energy, such as solar, in its energy mix during the study period.
  • Austria's objective for solar photovoltaic (PV) power production is 2 TWh in 2030, 3 TWh in 2040, and 5 TWh in 2050, according to the National Energy and Climate Plan. Hence, this target will likely increase the solar PV installed capacity during the forecast period.
  • Solar PV deployment has expanded during the past five years as a result of feed-in tariffs and declining implementation costs. Due to its proposed 1 million photovoltaic roofing scheme, the main reasons are likely to help the country achieve carbon neutrality by 2040. As part of this ambitious target, the country pledged to source its electricity supply from renewable sources by 2030. Hence, this factor will likely boost solar PV deployment across the country.
  • Furthermore, the Renewable Energy Extension Act proposed by the government is designed to push renewable energy projects substantially. An electricity generation of 27 TWh is required from renewable energy sources, out of which an additional 11 TWh is needed from solar power production to achieve the 2030 target.
  • Hence, owing to these factors, the solar PV segment is likely to witness considerable growth in the Austrian solar energy market during the forecast period.

Increasing Renewable Energy Demand to Proliferate the Market

  • The installation of renewable energy is increasing significantly across the country in order to reduce the emission of toxic gases into the environment. The country has targeted to meet 34% of its electricity demand from renewable by 2030.
  • The total installed capacity of renewables is 23.4 GW this year. Among the renewable energy installed capacity, hydropower (14,969 MW) held the largest share, followed by wind (3,736 MW), solar (3,548 MW), and bioenergy (1,171 MW).
  • The new target by Austria's government has declared restricting the use of natural gas for heating in new buildings from 2025 onward and phasing out all oil- and coal-fired heating systems by 2035. This factor is likely to increase solar thermal technologies in the coming years.
  • In January 2023, the Austrian government planned to accelerate the expansion of photovoltaics with a budget of USD 647 million. The Ministry has also raised the funding budget for small-scale systems. The subsidy is focused on offering households and small-scale enterprises a solar system with an output of up to 50 kW and a grant of EUR 162-216/kW of installed output.
  • In December 2022, small and medium-sized renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Austria were funded by investments from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and RLB N-Wien. The Austrian regional bank will receive a loan from the EIB of up to EUR 108 million. It will subsequently build a credit portfolio of up to EUR 216 million for funding renewable energy projects. By 2030, the government wants to produce all of its electricity from hydroelectric, solar, and wind sources. These ambitious government objectives have increased interest in brand-new, environmentally friendly energy projects across the nation. The need for long-term, reasonably cost finance for smaller and medium-sized renewable energy and energy efficiency projects has consequently increased.
  • Hence, the rising demand for renewable energy is likely to drive the market over the forecast period.

Austria Solar Energy Industry Overview

The Austrian solar energy market is partially consolidated. Some of the key players in this market (in no particular order) include Wien Energie GmbH, KPV Solar GmbH, Energetica Industries GmbH, Sharp Corporation, and Hilber Solar GmbH.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Scope of the Study
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Study Assumptions
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Installed Capacity and Forecast in MW, till 2028
4.3 Recent Trends and Developments
4.4 Government Policies and Regulations
4.5 Market Dynamics
4.5.1 Drivers
4.5.2 Restraints
4.6 Supply Chain Analysis
4.7 PESTLE Analysis
5.1 Technology
5.1.1 Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
5.1.2 Solar Thermal
5.2 End User
5.2.1 Residential
5.2.2 Industrial
5.2.3 Utility
6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.3 Company Profiles
6.3.1 Wien Energie GmbH
6.3.2 KPV Solar GmbH
6.3.3 Hilber Solar GmbH
6.3.4 Sharp Corporation
6.3.5 Energetica Industries GmbH
6.3.6 Crystalsol GmbH
6.3.7 IBC Solar AG

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Wien Energie GmbH
  • KPV Solar GmbH
  • Hilber Solar GmbH
  • Sharp Corporation
  • Energetica Industries GmbH
  • Crystalsol GmbH
  • IBC Solar AG