Photovoltaik on peatlands

Yes, but ... New info paper clarifies things

08/04/2022 Photovoltaic systems are already being built on peatlands, but on drained ones, which are a strong source of CO2. There are hardly any legal requirements for this so far. Photovoltaic systems on rewetted peatlands could bring a “collateral benefit,” said Bernhard Krüsken, general secretary of the German Farmers’ Association, at the “Peatland protection is climate protection” conference on March 28 in Berlin. The Greifswald Mire Centre (GMC) had already prepared a new information paper. The combination of photovoltaic systems and peatland rewetting would replace fossil fuels and at the same time reduce CO2 emissions. However, there is still a great need for testing and development. The GMC therefore initially recommends limiting the area and has put together guidelines for sustainable implementation.

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