The Bavelse Berg will host 94,000 solar panels and 2ndhome4u will host their expats
At the end of the year, the area of Bavelse Berg will host no fewer than 94,000 solar panels. The former landfill will make room for a solar park covering over 30 hectares which will supply enough electricity for approximately 10,000 households. De Bavelse Berg will soon have the largest solar park par excellence in the area. Overseeing the project is engineering company Sweco,the owner and lessor of the site on the Bavelse Berg and responsible for the aftercare of the waste mountain.
Sweco’s plans for a multifunctional leisure and event park on the Bavelse Berg will remain possible after the solar park has been realised. In addition to energy neutrality, multiple use of space, reuse of materials, innovative construction, efficient water systems, sustainable mobility and waste awareness are central initiatives of the project.
2ndHome4u is pleased to be collaborating with Sweco on housing accommodations with a company undertaking energy neutral action for a greener future. Currently stationing 60 expats in the Diemen area and 35 corporate workers in Breda for this project, we look forward to the results end of 2020.
The solar panels used are translucent and will be placed at a height of 1 to 2.5 meters allowing the greenery to continue to grow underneath. This is not only beneficial for the stability of the mountain, but also provides ecological added value, says developer Rooftop Energy. Sheep can also graze under the panels.
The construction costs “several tens of millions of euros”. BNG Bank, BOM Renewable Energy and Meewind finance the park. The government subsidy amounts to a few million euros. The electricity generated is added to the coupling station on Terheijdenseweg and benefits the city’s energy supply. A great initiative, exemplary of positive business undertakings.