GroenLeven developing 48-MW Dutch floating PV project

The lake in Sellingerbeetse of Kremer Zand en Grind. Image by: GroenLeven (www.groenleven.nl).

April 9 (Renewables Now) - Dutch renewable project developer GroenLeven BV is planning to build a 48-MW floating photovoltaic (PV) plant in the Netherlands, touted as the largest of its kind in Europe to date.

The solar park will be located in the province of Groningen, in an area owned by Kremer Zand en Grind that was used as a sand extraction site. Its commissioning is scheduled for the middle of next year, GroenLeven said on Monday, adding that the combination of sand extraction ponds and other inland waterways with PV panels will create a sustainable installation.

The output of the solar plant, to be enough to meet the demand of around 13,000 households, will be used to power the sand extraction group’s activities. In order to take maximum advantage of the PV park, Kremer Zand and Grind will move its sand extraction and drying equipment at the site and transfer it to other industrial locations.

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