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.