The portable and self-sufficient solar power station has been traveling around the world since last year and stops in Lower Austria from April 26-29 – a wide range of advice on energy societies, e-mobility and renewable energies on site.
TULLN/NE. It is a unique concept worldwide: a completely self-contained solar power station, whose 120 square meter solar cells are spread out at the push of a button – like the wings of a butterfly. As part of Solar Butterfly’s world tour, which began in 2022 and spans four years, six continents and 90 countries, it will now visit eight stops in Lower Austria from Wednesday 26th April to Saturday 29th April 2023. In close cooperation with the Agency for Energy and the Environment of the State of Austria Lower (eNu), together with the Energiezukunft Niederösterreich (EZN) and the team of experts from im-plant-tat, municipalities will be presented on the topics of renewable energy and energy communities, electric mobility and climate protection during these four days brought the curtain.
“With the expansion of photovoltaics, wind power and biomass, we are on the right track towards renewable energy and thus one step closer to energy independence. The use of solar energy is crucial. Since 2015, Lower Austria generates 100 percent of the electricity it consumes from Renewable sources. As part of the tour, it is possible to obtain information and advice on renewable energies, ”
Even LH deputy Steven Bernkoff.
Wide range of services on site
Baden, St. Pölten, Kappeln, Tulln, Krems, Melk, Tournitz and Amstetten are visited. The aim of the campaign is to educate and inspire the population for climate protection and a more sustainable lifestyle and to inform the stakeholders.
“eNu” experts explain the benefits of energy communities through examples of best practices on site, and there is an opportunity to learn more about e-mobility. In addition, the focus is on technical discussions and lectures on the topic of renewable energies.
Herbert Griesberger, Director General of the Agency for Energy and Environment of the State of Lower Austria, emphasizes the wide range of services for all visitors.
Ocean plastic vehicle
Solar cells power the batteries of the Tesla Model X electric car, which tows the solar butterfly up to 200 kilometers per day. The vehicle, which was specially developed by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, is also largely made of ultra-light and innovative ocean plastic, which is made from recycled PET bottles caught from the sea. The project was initiated by Swiss environmental pioneer Louis Palmer. 15 years ago, he was the first person to circumnavigate the world in a solar-powered car.
More information on “Sonnenkraft on Tour” stops at: https://www.enu.at/https://solarbutterfly.org/
He wants climate neutrality
The garden city of Tulln is constantly following the path towards climate neutrality – an important component of this is the shift to renewable energies.
On Thursday, April 27 from 6 pm in the main square (you are welcome by Mayor Eisenchenck and press photo: 6 pm), the “Solar Butterfly” will stop in the main square of Tulln, a unique, mobile and energy self-sufficient solar panel. Factory currently traveling around the world. It aims to educate and inspire residents to protect the climate and a more sustainable lifestyle and offers a comprehensive set of advice on energy societies, e-mobility and renewable energies on site. At Tulln, consultants from TullnEnergie and the Tullnerfeld energy community will be on site, among others.
TullnEnergie already operates several megawatts of photovoltaic systems and is currently building its own natural biomass power plant. With the founding of the Tullnerfeld Energy Community and the Wagram Energy Community, TullnEnergie is the regional power supply hub for green electricity – already several 100 points of consumption get green electricity from the Energy Community, which, unlike electricity prices in the recent past, was subject to minor disruption in prices.
- take a shower: Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM; Josefsplatz Baden. Including a keynote address by Lewis Palmer and an expert discussion with Herbert Griesberger
- St. Polton: Thursday, April 27, 2023, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the patio of HTL St. Polten
- Chapels: Thursday, April 27, 2023 – from 14:00, parking lot of the Zöchbauer guest house
- Tollen: Thursday, April 27, 2023, 6pm-8pm, Main Square
- Krems: Friday, April 28, 2023, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Kesselhaus, Donau-Uni Krems
- Aleppo: Friday, April 28, 2023, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Melk Churchyard
- Turnitz: Friday, April 28, 2023, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM, Municipal Office of Parking Lot/Firefighters
- Amstetten: Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 2 p.m., Ferschnitz Elementary School
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