Largest floating solar farm in the Netherlands switched on


The Sekdoom project, claimed to be the largest in the Benelux, has a total capacity of 14.5MW, and is expected to be able to power just under 4,000 homes.

German energy company BayWa’s renewable energy subsidiary, which undertook the development, said the 40,000 solar panels took just six weeks to complete in partnership with Dutch firm GroenLeven.

The project, located near Holland’s North-eastern city of Zwolle, is BayWa’s third floating solar project, having completed the installation of the 2MW Weperpolder project and the 8.4MW Tynaarlo plant.

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Dr. Benedikt Ortmann, Global Head of Solar Projects said: “In only a few months we built 25MW of floating PV projects in the Netherlands, which made us one of the biggest floating solar developers in Europe.

“Those installations are an important extension to ground-mounted facilities and a smart contribution to improve the so-called ‘double-function’ applications for solar, such as AgriSolar, Carports, building-integrated PV and rooftop PV. We are planning to add more than 100MW of floating PV next year just in Europe.”

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European Utility Week
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