Examination of the energetically and environmentally usability of solar radiation on urban spaces and paths


This pilot study examines the suitability of street space or other paved or not paved surfaces in urban areas for promoting renewable heat from solar radiation. If this naturally delivered energy supply can be used economically, a remarkable contribution for increasing energy efficiency and conserving resources in urban contexts can be achieved. Besides, the dissipation of heat from large solar-heated surfaces promises to prevent urban heat island effects to emerge.


Duration 01/11/2015 - 31/07/2017
Funding FFG
Program Stadt der Zukunft - 2.Ausschreibung

Department for Bulding and Environment

Center for Building Climatology and Building Technology

Principle investigator for the project (Danube University Krems) Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Daniela Trauninger


Trauninger, D.; Winkler, M., Winiwarter, K.; Passawa, R.; Radinger, G. (2019). InnoGOK - Untersuchung der energetisch und ökologisch verwertbaren Nutzbarkeit der solaren Einstrahlung auf urbane Plätze und Wege. Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie


InnoGOK – Nutzung solarer Einstrahlung auf befestigten Flächen zur Reduktion von urbanen Hitzeinseln

Forum Building Science 2017, 10/05/2017

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