3 April 2023
From a service area to the largest research and competence centre with electric charging park in the Alps-Adriatic region. Source: ©SkapeArchitects.
An old service area in Carinthia is about to be transformed into the SONNENKRAFT Campus, the first research and competence centre for solar energy in the Alps-Adriatic region, with an investment of 8 million euros.
In St. Veit/Glan, Carinthia, VIVATRO GmbH is building the first research and competence centre for solar energy in Austria, in cooperation with SKW Sonnenpark GmbH. The centre will be built in 3 construction phases and its completion is planned for 2026.
On an area of 45,000 square metres, electric charging stations, co-working spaces, offices, showrooms, training centres, gastronomy venues and leisure facilities with e-bike rental will be built. The project impresses not only with its forward-looking and sustainable orientation, but also with its innovative architecture that includes the integration of photovoltaics on the entire site: from the coloured modules on the facade, illuminated at night with a special LED concept, to the e-carports, thermo-photovoltaic glazing, roof systems and much more.
The project aims to become a solar energy pioneer in Austria and the Alps-Adriatic region. With an electricity production of more than 350,000 kWh/year thanks to over 2,000 square metres of modules installed in the first two project phases, the SONNENKRAFT CAMPUS will be able to cover its own energy needs.
The main objective of the SONNENKRAFT CAMPUS is to create a centre of innovation, transfer of know-how and training for photovoltaics, e-mobility and charging technology.
Further information on the SONNENKRAFT Campus can be found here (only in DE)