Energy generation from renewable sources, such as solar and wind energy, is becoming increasingly important - also in Münsterland. Not only because of climate change, but also because of the finite nature of fossil resources, Münsterland is increasingly focusing on the expansion of renewable energies and is thus becoming a climate country.
And the chances are good: in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Münsterland is the clear pioneer in the expansion of renewable energies. In 2019, 44 percent of the energy consumed was generated from renewable energies.
You too can use the sun! As an energy source, its use is about heat generation (solar thermal) and electricity generation (photovoltaic). Private solar systems are playing an increasingly important role. Because they are not only good for the environment, but also profitable for the operators.
Help and make Münsterland a climate land!
Whether south, east or west, flat or pointed: your roof can also become a power plant. The optimal direction is south, where the yield is highest. But with modern, high-performance photovoltaic (PV) modules, installations on smaller roofs or roofs with an east/west orientation are also worthwhile.
In most cases, the electricity generated is fed into the grid of the local electricity supplier. In return, you receive a fixed minimum payment for 20 years. However, self-consumption is also possible. Tip: Get an individual calculation!
By installing a photovoltaic system, you not only make an important contribution to the energy transition in Münsterland, but also increase the value of your home.
Even in a rented or owner-occupied flat, you can make the sun work for you - or get involved in the local energy transition. We show you a few possibilities:
Solar power from the roof directly into the socket. Tenants can become electricity customers of their landlord if he invests in photovoltaics. With full security of supply! In contrast to the purchase of electricity from the grid, some cost components such as grid charges, grid-side levies, electricity tax and concession fees do not apply. Condominium owners' associations can also invest.
Plug-in PV systems also offer small electricity consumers the chance to tap into the sun. The electricity is generated where it is directly consumed. The amount of electricity from the grid is reduced accordingly. The systems only need to be connected via a special energy plug-in device. Further information is available on the website of the consumer advice centre.
Anyone can join! Membership in a citizens' energy cooperative is a good way to make a sustainable investment. There are several citizens' energy cooperatives in Münsterland. Regional roots and as much value creation as possible locally are big plus points. Some already exist in the region:
Münsterland is a pioneer when it comes to renewable energies: according to the NRW Energy Atlas, no other region has such a high number of PV and wind energy plants as Münsterland. In 2019, 44 percent of the energy consumed was generated from renewable energies.
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According to the federal government's targets, renewable energies should have a share of 65 per cent of electricity consumption in 2030.