On the high level road network in Austria, the motorway and expressway network with a total length of approx. 2,300 km, further resting possibilities for trucks and passenger cars are being created, as well as existing facilities are being revitalized. Within the scope of this thesis, the technical and economical possibilities to operate rest stops with the aid of alternative sources of energy are elaborated. In doing so, new planning principles are created and discussed, which allow future technically meaningful alternative energy generation to be considered in the planning of new resting possibilities as well as the rehabilitation of existing plants. In addition to a theoretical analysis of the relevant technologies, an actual measurement of the current load profiles of a resting place is used as a basis for the feasibility to be presented in models as well. This work is rounded off by a calculation, based on the actual consumption with regard to the current requirement of a resting place. In this case, it is shown that the photovoltaic energy as well as the wind energy can be used as alternative energy forms in a realistic way and these can be used as a major contribution to a sustainable energy optimization. A current storage that is necessary for this purpose, in particular to cover the consumption peaks, especially during the winter months as well as after hours, is taken into account theoretically as well as in the computing example. With recommendations for the planning of future resting possibilities, this work gives ideas for a further planning.