News from Feb 08, 2018

BELECTRIC expands its PV business by entering the Dutch solar market

  • Commissioning of 14MW solar plant in Emmen, in the province of Drenthe

  • Additional service contract signed for operation and maintenance

Kolitzheim (Germany), Emmen (Netherlands) – Yesterday the Dutch PV power plant “Zonnepark Lange Runde” was officially inaugurated. BELECTRIC has built this power plant with around 14MWp installed PV capacity as an EPC (Engineering-Procurement-Construction) provider on behalf of Statkraft and in close cooperation with the municipality of Emmen. In addition, BELECTRIC has been appointed as a service provider for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the plant which is located in Emmen, in the province of Drenthe. The service contract includes remote power plant monitoring, regular inspections and on-site support in the event of a fault. BELECTRIC is one of the largest O&M providers worldwide, managing a portfolio of over 1.3GWp of installed utility-scale PV solar power plants and battery storage systems worldwide.
“As Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, Statkraft is proud to officially inaugurate its first solar PV park in the Netherlands. We are pleased with the good cooperation we have had with BELECTRIC”, says Niels van der Linden, head of Statkraft’s Dutch solar team.

“This project marks a successful entry in what we expect to be one of the key PV markets in Europe for the next couple of years”, explains Ingo Alphéus, CEO of BELECTRIC Solar & Battery GmbH.

The PV power plant “Zonnepark Lange Runde” is the largest solar park that has been realised in the Netherlands in 2017. The park covers a 17-hectare plot of land and consists of more than 118,000 solar panels. It generates enough power to supply approximately 4,000 households per year with green electricity. The PV plant was connected to the grid in December 2017. It is the first project in the Benelux region to use the 1,500 volt technology of BELECTRIC. During the operational phase of the plant several environmental projects are planned in conjunction with the local community.
This year BELECTRIC is building another PV power plant for a customer in the Netherlands. Commissioning of this plant with a PV capacity of around 12MWp is anticipated this summer.