Belectric has entered the Dutch solar market having built a 14 MW solar plant in the Dutch province of Drenthe.
The German EPC has also been appointed as a service provider for the O&M of the PV plant, and will provide remote power plant monitoring, regular inspections, and on-site support in the event of any faults.
Belectric is managing a portfolio of around 2 GWp of installed utility scale PV solar plants and battery storage systems worldwide.
According to the company, the Zonnepark Lange Runde is the largest single PV plant to be built in the Netherlands in 2017. It consists of around 118,000 solar modules, covering 17 hectares of land, and will generate enough electricity to power approximately 4,000 households per year.
Furthermore, this is the first time that 1,500 high voltage DC cabling system technology has been used for a solar plant in the Benelux region.
This year, Belectric will build another PV plant in the Netherlands, expected to be around 12 MWp and which is scheduled for completion in the summer.
Niels van der Linden, head of Statkraft’s Dutch solar team explains, “As Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, Statkraft is proud to officially inaugurate its first solar park in the Netherlands. We are pleased with the good cooperation we have had with Belectric.”
“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,” said Ingo Alphéus, CEO of Belectric Solar & Battery GmbH.