Project name: Solarpark Geldermalsen.

Project description:

From landfill site to solar farm. That was the idea when the landfill site in Geldermalsen was completely filled and closed down. One of the first major milestones was the positive SDE subsidy decision in the spring of 2014. This was the moment that the project gathered momentum. The development of a large-scale photovoltaic system at a former landfill site also involves a number of landfill-site specific bottlenecks that are related, for example, to local subsidence, limited penetration depth of the ground due to the landfill cap and differently designated areas of the landfill site. Furthermore there were complications due to the adjacent A15 and the commission from Rijkswaterstaat (Department of Public Works) to completely avoid reflection on this motorway. There were also plans for 3 large wind turbines on the same rubbish tip so that shadow and cast shadow had to be taken into account. The park was completed in the spring and summer of 2017 following a European tendering process and a long-term performance guarantee.

Project result:

10 MWP Solar farm with a performance contract and an attractive business case.