Geothermal heating for large greenhouse operations in Bavaria, Germany

Date: 15 January 2015

At the end of last year, Kirchweidacher Energie GmbH started providing geothermal heating for greenhouses and plans to expand into district heating.

A very large project in Bavaria, Germany has recently started operating.

According to local sources, “Two years ago the German company ‘Steiner GmbH & Co. KG’ decided to build the biggest greenhouse in Bavaria. Now various vegetables are grown on a surface of 12 hectares in Kirchweidach. The special thing about this is: the complete need for energy is covered by geothermal heat, reports the German website Taspo.de. And successfully, as the first harvest brought a yield of 3,300 tonnes of tomatoes and 1,100 tonnes of peppers.”

The project was carried out by Kirchweidacher Energie GmbH which is a subsidiary of GEOenergie Bavaria (50 per cent) and as stated by another source, it plans to move into district heating in the area, according to news from earlier last year.

Source: Thinkgeoenergy.com