January 16 (Renewables Now) - The Netherlands water management agency Rijkswaterstaat, under the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management is considering installing solar panels along a 40 km (25 miles) stretch of the A37 motorway in the northeastern province of Drenthe.
Throughout January, the agency is discussing the solar project development with the Drenthe provincial government and the municipalities of Coevorden, Emmen, and Hoogeveen, network operator Enexis Groep and distribution system operator Rendo. It is also presenting a design for the solar route that has been prepared by local architects.
The project envisions the installation of solar panels on the roadsides, entrances and exits alongside the motorway. The project is part of a government programme for the optimal use of state land for the construction of renewable energy facilities.