German village produces 321% more energy than it uses

German village produces 321% more energy than it uses

Wildpoldsried, a German village in Bavaria earns an impressive 4 million Euros from renewable energy sources. Wildpoldsried Green Initiatives began in 1997 when the village decided to build a new industry with the proviso that the whole initiative at the local level, and its objective was not to make debt. During the past 14 years the village has

Wildpoldsried, a German village in Bavaria earns an impressive 4 million Euros from renewable energy sources.

Wildpoldsried Green Initiatives began in 1997 when the village decided to build a new industry with the proviso that the whole initiative at the local level, and its objective was not to make debt. During the past 14 years the village has equipped nine municipal buildings with solar panels, built four facilities for the production of biogas (the fifth is under construction) and set seven wind turbines with the proviso that two more sets are being built now. In addition, 190 houses have solar panels installed on their roofs, there are three small hydroelectric power plants, flood control, environmental and natural sewage system.

All these systems have enabled Wildpoldsried, which has only 2600 inhabitants, to produce 321% more energy than they need, and that earns 4 million Euros by selling energy to the national grid. Green goals were so successful that they have made the WIR (Wildpoldsried Innovative Leadership) which invites consumers to create their part in preserving the environment and to create green jobs in the local area.

Wildpoldsried has won numerous German and international awards that deal with renewable energy sources, and have organized tourist tours that show other villages how to achieve similar results. Since the events in Fukushima, the Mayor of Wildpoldsried had international calls to Russia and Romania where he presented the success Wildpoldsried.

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