Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Case Study in Feldheim Community Sustainability

A Case Study in Community Sustainability

With the help of Energiequelle GmbH – a local renewable energy company – forty three wind turbines were installed in the Feldheim area generating a total of 74.1 MW of power.

Fast forward to 2008. Energiequelle converted a former Soviet military site just outside of town into a large solar farm that produces over 2,700 MWh each year. At the same time, residents of Feldheim worked with Energiequelle to create a new company.

This joint venture, known as Feldheim Energie GmbH & Co., hit the ground running by constructing a biogas factory that produces 4 million kWh of electricity each year.
By combining solar, wind and biogas, Feldheim was producing power for all of its residents year round. The existing power company in the area, E. on, refused to lease the grid in Feldheim to residents, but that didn’t stop them.With the help of Energiequelle GmbH – a local renewable energy company – forty three wind turbines were installed in the Feldheim area generating a total of 74.1 MW of power.
Fast forward to 2008. Energiequelle converted a former Soviet military site just outside of town into a large solar farm that produces over 2,700 MWh each year. At the same time, residents of Feldheim worked with Energiequelle to create a new company.

This joint venture, known as Feldheim Energie GmbH & Co., hit the ground running by constructing a biogas factory that produces 4 million kWh of electricity each year.
By combining solar, wind and biogas, Feldheim was producing power for all of its residents year round. The existing power company in the area, E. on, refused to lease the grid in Feldheim to residents, but that didn’t stop them.




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