- We need sustainable and renewable energy sources that can meet our energy demand as fossil fuels are running out.
- Twence significantly contributes to the sustainability goals that are set in the region by realising the largest solar park of Twente.
Twence, the waste processor from Hengelo, significantly contributes to the sustainability goals that are set in the region by realising the largest solar park of Twente. The 20-hectare solar park (around 34 soccer fields) will have almost 61.000 solar panels, with a total capacity of 17.5 MWp. It will be able to provide electricity for about 4.500 households. Green energy will be supplied to the grid starting in September 2018.
This new solar park is the second step for Twence regarding solar energy. In November 2017, solar park Tienbunderweg, providing electricity for 1,000 households, was formally put into use. The long-term plan is to build a solar park at former landfill ‘t Rikkerink’ in Hof van Twente.
Marc Kapteijn, director of Twence: “We want to use available plots to generate sustainable solar energy. It fits in with our aim to produce more energy from renewable sources. In doing so, we substantially contribute to the sustainability goals of the region."
Solar park Boeldershoek-West will be located next to the Twence main site, just in between the Oude Hengelosedijk and the A35. Bushes and trees that are common to the area will be planted around the park, and by sowing flower mixtures, the area is also made attractive for insects, small animals and birds. Sheep will be mowing below the solar panels.
Bushes and trees are planted around the park, which are common in the area. Sowing flower mixtures make it an attractive area for insects, small animals and birds. Sheep will soon be responsible for the mowing work under the panels.