It started with four wind turbines on land owned by the town of Feldheim’s local farming cooperative. Little by little, the project grew to encompass 55 turbines, with 99% of the energy produced being sold to nearby grids. The farming cooperative then built a biogas plant that transforms crop residue and manure into biogas to heat residents’ homes. At the same time, the town transformed a disused military base into a solar farm. When the municipal electricity company refused to sell or lease its electrical grid to the town, residents decided to fund and build their own parallel energy grid. Learn more about Feldheim’s journey to carbon-neutral energy through this article and the town’s New Energies Forum website.
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Category: Local Energy