Submitted by: OBEC BOROVA´LADA
Implemented country: Czech Republic
Title: Clean Energy for the Heart of Sumava National Park
Since 2000 the township Borová Lada, situated in a basin in the middle of Sumava National Park in the Czech Republic, has installed 11 heat pumps, nine of them run by the community and two of them private. The aim was to lower the costs of energy and operation. Through the shift from fossil fuel to electric heating by means of heat pumps, the emissions were reduced significantly. The heat is extracted by 19 producing wells, which reach a depth up to 120 m. The total amount of heat capacity is 163 kW and the produced electric energy is equal to 53.1 kW. The township is certain that a seminal and sustainable solution for this region has been implemented by this project.