CROWDTHERMAL project aims to empower the European public to directly participate in the development of geothermal projects with the help of alternative financing schemes (crowdfunding) and social engagement tools
The new funding will be used to grow the (development) team so it can enrich the Zero Friction platform with even more interesting functionalities. The funds will also enable Zero Friction to expand into new geographies to boost the transition to more sustainable heating and cooling.
Goerlitz (DE) and Zgorzelec (PL) will invest in RES heat generation and connect its district heating networks with a cross-border pipeline, to jointly supply the European city with climate-neutral district heating based on a RES generation of 160 GWh per year.
The scheme will promote green district heating based on renewable energy and waste heat. The measure will contribute to the implementation of Germany‘s National Energy and Climate Plan and to the EU's strategic objectives relating to the EU Green Deal, in particular the EU's 2050 climate neutrality target.