|Case Studies from Upper Austria
Hydro power and modern architecture
The innovative architecture (Architektur- und Designstudio JULAND Barcelona) of the new hydro-power plant Jacobi Sarmingstein in the Mühlviertel offers an interesting insight into the machinery of the power plant.
Heat and energy produced from biomass in Linz
Starting with winter 2005/06 Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, is partly supplied with heat and energy produced by biomass and is thus the first of the regional capitals with this ecological form of energy supply.
Biogas plant "Agrar-Strom" in Michaelnbach
The Agrar Strom GmbH, a common project of two farmers and Mrs. Feizlmeier, operates an agricultural biogas plant in the rural village of Michaelnbach, where organic substances like liquid manure and the silage of sweet corn are used.
Wind power plant Sternwald
The existing wind power plant Sternwald was extended to seven wind turbines with a power of 2 MW each in August 2005. The produced amount of energy is enough to supply 9,000 homes per year or 10 % of the homes in the region of the Mühlviertel.
Photovoltaicsystem via third party financing at Lembach
During the summer months in 2005 a photovoltaic system was installed on the roof of the secondary school at Lembach in the Mühlviertel with a power of 19.2 kWp. The photovoltaic system was financed by third party financing.
All 5 projects were supported by programmes of the regional government of Upper Austria and by advisory service of the O.Ö. Energiesparverband.