BayWa re sells 27.4-MWp Dutch floating solar plant to locals
The Bomhofsplas floating PV park in the Netherlands. Image by: BayWa re renewable energy GmbH.
BayWa re renewable energy GmbH said on Monday it has offloaded the 27.4-MWp Bomhofsplas floating solar farm in the Netherlands to a tie-up of Dutch energy players.
The consortium of new owners consists of provincial fund Energiefonds Overijssel, local cooperative Blauwvinger Energie and an unnamed private investor. The renewables unit of German diversified group BayWa AG (ETR:BYW6) did not provide financial details on the sale.
Installed on a sandpit lake in Zwolle, the photovoltaic (PV) array uses 73,000 modules that were installed in seven weeks and commissioned recently. BayWa re and its Dutch subsidiary GroenLeven took care of building the power plant that is expected to be capable of generating electricity for about 7,200 homes. Its output will be supplied directly to Zwolle residents and businesses through Blauwvinger Energie.
Financing for the project was provided by ASN Groenprojectenfonds.
The project is the largest of its kind outside of China, BayWa re noted, adding that its sale “marks further success” for the company in the Dutch market. This spring, the German developer sold a portfolio of seven operating solar plants in the Netherlands, of over 80 MWp, to Encavis AG (ETR:CAP).
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