TPSolar started building a solar park on the former landfill site Armhoede. The nearly 23.000 solar panels are going to be the first extensive solar park in the municipality Lochem.
The solar park will generate as much clean electricity as almost 2.500 households consume in a year on average. The construction work will take about 3 months. Part of the construction will be executed by local companies.
The province of Gelderland provided a license for the project in 2017 already, and the subsidy was obtained through the Stimulering Duurzame Energie (SDE+, English: incentive scheme renewable energy) in 2018. However, building a solar park on a closed landfill site is a difficult process, according to TPSolar. There are a lot of rules that need to be followed, which caused a long preparation period.
Because of the continuous alignment and cooperation of all the parties concerned, including the local residents, province of Gelderland, Environmental service Achterhoek, Environmental service Regio Nijmegen, landowner Attero, network operator Liander and municipality Lochem, the greenlight can finally be given.
Solar park Armhoede is the second solar park on a closed landfill site for TPSolar. They had first build solar park Transberg in Dordrecht. And a third landfill project, in Noord-Brabant, is in the process of acquiring a license. TPSolar also has other planned projects in Lochem, including Zonnepark Berkelweide.
Source: Solar Magazine