“We are currently waiting for the approval of five wind turbines,” said KEW Managing Director Rüdiger Ost. Further projects are planned. The funds would be disbursed in stages in project-related individual loans, but would have to be decided beforehand by the church district council, said Provost Marcus Antonioli. A modern wind turbine currently costs around seven million euros. It is usual to finance up to 80 percent through bank loans and to raise 20 percent as equity. Wemag will contribute half of the financing, said Antonioli. The church work can be supported with income from the operation of the wind turbines.
The church district of Mecklenburg is considered a pioneer in the use of regenerative energy sources in the North Church. The parishes also want to make their contribution to the energy transition by installing solar systems, but are often confronted with resistance from the area of monument protection. At an earlier conference, the synodalists emphasized that the protection of monuments should not slow down the protection of the climate.
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