Solar Project Near Dutch Nuclear Power Plant

Pfalzsolar GmBH To Begin Construction Of 21.5 MW Solar Power Plant Near Borssele Nuclear Power Plant In Netherlands In Q3/2019 After Winning Contract From EPZ
05:39 PM (Beijing Time) - 16. May 2019

After winning the contract for 34 MW Almere Solar Park in Flevoland province in March 2019, Pfalzsolar is set to break ground on 21.5 MW solar project in Zeeland province near Borssele Nuclear Power Plant where a wind power park already exists. (Photo Credit: Pfalzsolar GmbH)

Key Takeaways

  • Pfalzsolar has won the contract of constructing and commissioning a 21.5 MW solar power plant in the Netherlands
  • It will be located near Borssele Nuclear Power Plant in the province of Zeeland
  • Construction on the facility is likely to begin in Q3/2019 and on completion it is expected to generate 21 million kWh of solar power
  • Power generated by the solar plant will be remunerated under Dutch SDE+subsidy program for a period of 15 years

German solar EPC company Pfalzsolar GmbH will build a 21.5 MW solar power park on the site of a nuclear power plant in Zeeland province of the Netherlands after winning the rights under an auction conducted by the Elektriciteits-Productiemaatschappij Zuid-Nederland (EPZ), operator of the nuclear plant.

Pfalzsolar says it beat several international competitors to win the project on which it plans to begin construction in Q3/2019. EPZ has already invested in a wind power plant near the Borssele Nuclear Power Plant, and is now adding solar to the vicinity.

Electricity generated by the solar power plant will be remunerated according to the Dutch SDE+subsidy program for a period of 15 years. It is expected to produce more than 21 million kWh of clean energy annually which is equivalent to serving energy requirements of over 7,000 average households.

“EPZ is the largest electricity producer in the province of Zeeland and already started investing in renewable energy in 2003. With this solar park, we are not only expanding our generation capacity, but are also investing in regional climate protection and the energy transition,” said Jos Weststrate at EPZ.

Pfalzsolar said it is eying other large roof and open space projects in the Netherlands and Luxembourg by the end of 2019 without sharing other details. In March 2019, it started construction on 34 MW Almere Solar Park in the Dutch province of Flevoland which the company says it won in an international tender issued by non-commercial waste management company HVC.

In April 2018, Pfalzsolar secured EPC contract from local Dutch renewable energy developer Tautus to install rooftop solar systems for 7,000 rooftops in the municipalities of the province of North-Brabant (see 7,000 Rooftop Systems For Dutch Municipalities).

Anu Bhambhani

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