Chint Solar completes solar parks in Leek, Kampen and Markelo

General, Kampen, Leek, Markelo - 21-12-2021

Chint Solar has successfully completed solar parks in Leek, Kampen and Markelo. The three solar parks provide a total of 54 MWp and supply sustainable energy to more than 15,000 households.

The permits for the solar parks were arranged by PowerField, after which Chint Solar took on the further development and realisation. The three solar parks were put into operation in the autumn of 2021. The solar parks are connected to the grid of Enexis. The portfolio of a total of 54 MWp is now owned by Blue Elephant Energy.

Solar park Leek

Solar park Leek is located north of the A7 motorway, near Leek and Tolbert. It has been realised on land reserved by the municipality for the expansion of the Leeksterveld business park. Almost 53,000 solar panels have been installed on the approximately 22-hectare site. The 28.6 MWp solar park provides approximately 9,000 households with green energy. In the landscaping, lines of sight and existing landscape elements have been taken into account.

Solar park Kampen

The Kampen solar park is located in the Koekoekspolder near IJsselmuiden. The area consists of a former greenhouse area and is divided over two parcels. The 11.8 hectare solar park produces 19.4 MWp and thus provides around 5,900 households in the region with sustainable energy.

Solar park Markelo

The Markelo solar farm has been realised on the site of a former asylum seekers’ centre in the Herike-Elsen hamlet in the municipality of Hof van Twente. The site has not been used since 2012. The surface area of the solar park covers almost five hectares. That is good for 6.5 MWp and provides green power to approximately 2,000 households.

The solar park also offers plenty of opportunities for nature. Special nesting baskets have been hung up for birds of prey. A raised fence ensures small wildlife can pass without difficulty.

Contribution to achieving sustainability ambitions

Oliver Schweininger, Managing Director/CEO of Chint Solar Europe: “Chint Solar is working on a future of sustainable and clean energy in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe. We are therefore very proud that the solar parks in Leek, Kampen and Markelo can make an important contribution to achieving the sustainability ambitions of the municipality Westerkwartier, Kampen and Hof van Twente. In total, the three solar parks provide sustainable energy to more than 15,000 households. That is a big step in the right direction. We would like to thank all local authorities, contractors, project partners and advisors for their cooperation and their contribution to the realisation of the solar parks.”