Thursday, March 7, 2019

Germany: The First German Geothermally Heated Greenhouse

Geothermal energy is on the rise in vegetable production (Hortidaily)

The first German geothermally heated greenhouse is located in Kirchweidach [in the district of Altötting in Bavaria]; it belongs to the Steiner vegetable farm. All heating is supplied by the neighboring geothermal plant. The photovoltaic system on the roof of the operating halls offers a self-contained power supply. 

This is how vegetable cultivation can be done  regionally and climate-friendly without the use of fossil fuels. Geothermal heat is used to grow tomatoes, peppers and strawberries, reported the German Geothermal Association.