First solar panel Andijk solar park placed

01 August 2018

Alderman Nederpelt of the municipality of Medemblik has placed the first panel in the Andijk solar park. This summer, a solar park will be built near the business park Andijk Zuid. Chint Solar / Astronergy is the developer of this solar park of approximately 11 hectares, the project has been developed in close collaboration with the VOF Andijk Zuid and the municipality of Medemblik.

Operational after the summer

After the summer, the solar park has to be finished and solar energy can still be supplied to the grid throughout summer. Goldbeck Solar carries out the construction. The park provides enough energy for 4622 households, a quarter of all households in the municipality of Medemblik. Alderman Nederpelt: “This project clearly shows what is possible when local parties share the ambition for the sustainable generation of energy. The arrival of this solar park is not only a worthy addition to this business park, but also fits seamlessly into the sustainable future that we envisage for the Westfriesland region.

To make the best possible use of the available space, Chint Solar/ Astronergy uses solar panels from its own factories, solar panels with a high capacity per panel. (340 Wp PERC technology). Due to the good weather, the project is on schedule and will be able to be connected to the grid at the end of September.

Fit well in the environment
Diederik Apotheker of Chint Solar / Astronergy: “From the first designs of the solar park we have applied landscape elements around the solar park, so that it fits into the environment.” Around the solar park a single canal is planted up to three meters high. The girth consists of different species, so that there is an incentive for local biodiversity, in particular insects and bees. This will remove the solar park from view and the sun park will look like an orchard, as you will find it more in that region. For example, the impact on the experience of the landscape is limited. Apotheker: “We are pleased that we have been able to contribute to a sustainable future for the Netherlands with this project”.