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


The pilot study InnoGOK investigated the possible use of solar energy of sealed surfaces (traffic areas, parks, places and paths) in view of the problem of urban heat islands. The test facility of the HTL Krems is equipped with suitable test surfaces (asphalt, concrete and grass surfaces) and storage media (ice storage and earth storage), which were technically adapted and supplemented with measuring equipment during the study. The results of the so gained solar energy als well as the possible storage of this energy were then transformed to urban scales. The direct or phase shifted use ot the energy gained (e.g. service water heating, heat pump support, keeping traffic areas free of ice) was also shown within this project.


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

Department for Bulding and Environment

Center for Climate Engineering

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


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


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

Forum Building Science 2017, 10/05/2017

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