«Thurgauls» defeat the energy giants!

The jury has honored the Thurgau municipality of Hohentannen by giving it the Zurich Climate Prize Switzerland & Liechtenstein’s first place award. The jury considers GemeindePOWER. ch to be a trail-blazing project for all Switzerland. Today, one-third of the municipality’s annual power comes from photovoltaic plants. The municipality’s own combined heat supply provides heat for 42 houses. It hasbecome debt-free in a period in which other municipalities are generatingdebts. The success of this approach is encouraging other municipalities to take a similar route to sustainable development. The jury welcomes the efforts of the municipality and its population for their ongoing dedication to increasingly rely on renewable energy.