February 1, 2018
Chint Solar/ Astronergy invests in an 15 MW solar park in Noord-Holland Noord
Chint Solar/Astronergy and VOF Andijk Zuid have signed an agreement for the sale of 11 hectares of land on Business Park Andijk Zuid in Medemblik. Chint Solar/Astronergy recently received an SDE + subsidy from RVO for the development of a solar park with a capacity of 15 megawatts. In 2017, the municipality of Medemblik approved the construction of a solar park on the existing business park Andijk Zuid. The construction starts in June 2018.
In the past year, the Development Agency NHN has assisted Astronergy in finding a suitable location and connecting them with the regional stakeholders, the developer VOF Andijk, the municipality of Medemblik and the province of Noord-Holland. Bernardo Silvestre, Head of Business Development Europe: “Chint Solar/Astronergy is activily investing in solar energy in The Netherlands and Europe. NHN was of great assistants in location search and involving the regional stakeholders in order to speed up the acquisition process”.
Regional energy ambition
“Noord-Holland Noord is proactively looking for new energy solutions. The development of solar energy is in line with the energy ambitions of the region. The region already is accelerating in the production wind, solar, biomass energy. Furthermore the production of geothermal and hydrogen is developing substantial”. Bjorn Borgers, senior project manager at Development Agency NHN: “This large-scale investment in solar energy production contributes to the excellent investment climate of the region. Entrepreneurs increasingly attach importance to the presence of sustainable energy in their choice of location.“
Andijk Zuid is an 14-hectare business park in the municipality Medemblik. Alderman Hans Tigges of the municipality of Medemblik is also pleased with this development: “As a municipality we are firmly on the energy transition and sustainable energy for our residents and companies that invest here. This sunbathing meadow definitely contributes to this”. Cees Brinkman on behalf of VOF Andijk: “The development of this solar park on Andijk Zuid is a good alternative for the business park and will strengthen the regional business climate.”