Solar project developer based in the Netherlands, Chint Solar, which is part of the Chint Group that supplies solar panels throughout the world through its subsidiary Astronergy, announced that the environmental permit for the solar park Midden-Groningen in the Netherlands was approved by the Dutch Council of State on November 14, which allows for the construction to start in the beginning of 2019.
Midden-Groningen solar park will be one of the largest solar parks in the Netherlands. The solar panels with a combined capacity of 103 megawatt peak (MWp) can supply more than 32,000 households with electricity every year.
Dutch solar company Powerfield started with the first plans to develop a solar park at this location. Since last year, Chint Solar NL has taken over the site and is now investing in the development and construction of the solar park.
Chint Solar rerpots that the construction of the solar park will start in early 2019 and that the grid connection for the solar park is planned for the end of 2019.
Diederik Apotheker of Chint Solar said:
“We are pleased that the Council of State is behind the environmental permit. Now that there is certainty, together with the municipality and all other parties involved we can put the shoulders under the realization phase of this project. The solar park will make a substantial contribution to the energy transition in Groningen, but also in the Netherlands. In collaboration with landscape designers and experts from the Werkgroep Grauwe Kiekendief, we have created a landscape design that matches the wishes of the local residents as much as possible. This design also ensures a strengthening effect of the solar park on local nature.”
Source: Press Release by Chint Solar. Photo Credit: © Chint Solar.