Midden-Groningen solar park now operational
Post date: 10/12/2019 - 07:40
The 103 MW »Midden-Groningen« solar park at Sappemeer in the Netherlands is connected to TenneT’s high voltage grid network and commenced full operations. Chint Solar installed approximately 315.000 solar panels on 117 hectares of land. The solar park will be officially opened with a festive event early 2020. According to Oliver Schweininger, Managing Director Chint Solar Europe, the »Midden Groningen« project is the first solar park in the Netherlands being connected directly to the national transmission grid.
The first plans for the Midden-Groningen project were originated by Powerfield four years ago in 2015. Powerfield’s development team agreed with the landowners to develop the project on their land, and commenced with the permitting procedure preparations. Chint Solar took over the project from Powerfield in early 2017 and finalized the development works, including the licensing of a 5 km high voltage cable. Construction started in early 2019. Solar panels were supplied by Chint Solar’s sister company Astronergy.