Renewable energy

State is a pioneer in Germany's energy transition

Spinning wind turbines nearby Barth (Landkreis Vorpommern-Rügen) Show details

Windpark nearby Barth

Spinning wind turbines nearby Barth (Landkreis Vorpommern-Rügen)

Windpark nearby Barth

A cool breeze from the Baltic Sea and many hours of sunshine favour Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's transition to renewable energy. From a purely mathematical viewpoint, the state already covers its entire electricity needs from renewable sources, mainly through wind power and biomass. This makes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern a pioneer in Germany's energy transition.

Renewable energy sources are recognized as major economic opportunity for the state. Thanks to the energy transition, thousands of new jobs have been created, for example with the manufacturers of wind turbines and their suppliers.

Bollewieck Bioenergy Village with information about the block-type thermal power station Show details

Bollewieck Bioenergy Village

Bollewieck Bioenergy Village with information about the block-type thermal power station

Bollewieck Bioenergy Village

The aim is to have Mecklenburg-Vorpommern supply clean power to the metropolitan areas in southern and western Germany. Wind power is particularly important here. After the offshore wind farm Baltic I, there are plans to set up further wind farms. Back on land, after the updating of the spatial development programmes with the participation of citizens, additional areas are to be identified, too.

Solarpark with area-covering solar cells nearby Motorway A19 (Kritzmow) Show details

Solarpark near motorway A19 (Kritzmow)

Solarpark with area-covering solar cells nearby Motorway A19 (Kritzmow)

Solarpark near motorway A19 (Kritzmow)

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern also supports other renewable energy sources: biomass, geothermal and solar energy. Through community wind and solar farms and in the course of the construction of bioenergy villages that are completely energy self-sufficient, citizens should benefit from the expansion of renewables.

In future, citizens and communities should be better able to participate in wind farms. To this end, the state is drawing up an appropriate investment law for citizens and communities.