Sontra, Germany

Sontra, Germany

  • Target: 100% RE
  • Status: In progress - In 2011, 40% of the energy demand was from RE, with 242 RE installations integrated into the grid.
  • RES: Windpower, solar power, and EV-charging stations.
  • Implementation: The city of Sontra is located in the German state of Hessen. The city intends to produce its energy locally and ideally as close as possible to its consumers. It is focusing on electro mobility as part of its energy plan by establishing new EV-charging stations. A large photovoltaic plant was built at a new industrial park and new wind turbines were built with the participation of the local population. The key motivation for city to deploy RE technologies has been regional value creation, which plays an important role in influencing political action. In Sontra, the regional commitment to the transformation of the energy systems is a priority to counteract global climate change in an active and exemplary way.
  • Population: 7,856 (2017)
  • Area: 111.29 km2(42.97 sq mi)
Sontra, Germany

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