BELECTRIC adds four more solar farms to its Dutch portfolio

BELECTRIC is set to construct four more solar farms in the Netherlands with a strong focus on the conservation of the soils on site. With the new projects, BELECTRIC expands its partnership with global renewable energy company Low Carbon.

With four solar power plants already under construction for its customer Low Carbon, BELECTRIC has now secured another major contract with the global renewable energy company in the Netherlands, where they will construct four more photovoltaic plants with a total installed capacity of over 75 Megawatt Peak (MWp). The solar farms located in the Dutch provinces of Gelderland, Limburg and Utrecht will cover the annual demand of around 50,000 households with green electricity. On the project site in Gelderland, BELECTRIC will also collaborate with a Dutch university to test an agrivoltaics system that will enable renewable energy and food to be produced on the same site and minimise land use. The four projects are due to be commissioned by early 2024.

BELECTRIC’s approach focuses on the conservation of the soils on site. Three of the construction sites involve challenging soil conditions, which BELECTRIC has already proven its expertise with during the first four projects for Low Carbon. Given that the soil does not provide enough stability, the usual driving of the piles of the substructure is not sufficient. Following numerous pull-out tests, analysis, and tests with screws, BELECTRIC decided on a special substructure variant. By using screws that can be removed easily and without residue, the company helps preserve the health of the soil.

“We are proud that Low Carbon has placed its trust in us to now implement a total of eight joint projects. Their commitment to creating 20 Gigawatt of new renewable energy by 2030 aligns well with our own ambitious goals. We look forward to expanding this strategic partnership and working together in markets even beyond the Netherlands”, adds Thorsten Blanke, Managing Director at BELECTRIC.