RWE Starts Commercial Operation of Solar Park Kerkrade
One of the world’s leading companies for renewable energy RWE has officially commissioned its first ground mounted photovoltaic project in the Netherlands. Solar Park Kerkrade, in the province of Limburg has an installed capacity of 14.7 megawatts peak. The green electricity generated by the solar park is equal to the average annual electricity consumption of about 4,000 Dutch households. In March, the company announced the construction of its first floating PV project as part of the expansion of its Dutch Solar Park Amer. By the end of this year, RWE will have a solar portfolio in the Netherlands with a total installed capacity of 23.1 MWp.
RWE commenced construction of its first ground mounted solar park in the Netherlands in September 2020. Solar Park Kerkrade was realized in less than eight months and within its stated project plan. As a result of continuous attention to health and safety, the project was delivered safely and without accidents. The solar park consists of more than 36,000 solar panels. This year RWE will finalize the expansion of its Solar Park Amer with an innovative floating PV project and also a ground mounted solar project. Currently, the company is looking at opportunities to develop further solar projects near its own wind farms.