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Over the last twenty years, the municipality  of Thisted in Northwest Jutland, Denmark, covering an area of 1,072 km² with a total population of 45,549 (2008), has shifted to renewable energy sources such as wind and sun, biogas, geothermal, biomass incineration, and residual heat from industry for 100% of its electricity supplies and 85% of heat in the municipality.

"All but one of 252 of Thisted's wind turbines are privately owned. Investing in renewable energy sources is good business for farmers, as the installations pay for themselves within 6-7 years, after which the farmers can then earn money on the energy they sell to the local electricity utility."  Farmers are also installing biogas plants looking forward to selling excess gas and heat to the local network.
(source http://www.dac.dk/...)

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