Chint launches a 103MW solar project in Netherlands

Dec 10, 2019 02:10 PM ET
  • The photovoltaic park developed by Chint Solar was commissioned a month and a half ago. The PV modules for the project were manufactured by Astronergy, the company’s unit in Germany.
Chint launches a 103MW solar project in Netherlands
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One of the leading solar developers Chint Solar has launched a solar park with a capacity of 103 megawatts. The facility covers an area of 117 hectares and is located next to Midden-Groningen, Netherlands. 

About 315 thousand solar modules for the project were made by Astronergy, Chint’s Germany-based unit which stopped manufacture in Germany half a year ago. The solar farm is meant to deliver power to about 32 thousand houses through TenneT’s transmission network. 

According to Chint Solar, success of the project was possible due to strong collaboration with all the interested parties, including construction partners and advisors, local TSO and authorities, land owners and neighbours, Netherlands enterprise agency and other institutions. 

Initially, the PV farm was proposed four years ago by Powerfield, a local solar developer. In about two years, the project was passed to Chint Solar, after the Sappemeer-based site was secured and preparations were made to gain permissions. 

Chint started the construction several weeks after the announcement of Astronergy’s ceasing Frankfurt-based manufacture of solar panels. 

In 2019, the group signed a contract to supply power from the planned Spain-based 500-megawatt PV park to Holaluz, a Spanish renewable energy retailer. The Chinese company is going to invest around 350m euros in the projects development during the coming 3 years.

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