24 May 2022

Solar park Oppenhuizen officially opened

On Wednesday 18 May, solar park Oppenhuizen (Friesland, the Netherlands) was officially opened. On this successful and sunny afternoon, alderman Faber, an employee of the municipality, a delegation of the village community and from the energy cooperation were given a tour of the solar park. They learned about the realization, construction, technology, integration into the landscape and the installed PowerGo fast charging stations, where you can charge with solar energy. The solar park was officially opened by alderman Faber; he charged his car with the first ‘solar kilowatt hours’.

Solar park Oppenhuizen was developed by and owned by PowerField. In order to allow a part of the revenues to end up in the area, it was agreed that PowerField would donate an annual amount to the village community Doarpsbelang Toppenhuzen – Twellingea. Instead, PowerField has decided to donate €45,000 all at once, at the start of the exploitation term. Chairman Luuk Westert received the check and indicated that the amount will be used for sustainability initiatives. This benefits the villages of Oppenhuizen and Uitwellingerga. Project manager Jeffrey Janssen handed over the check on behalf of PowerField, and wished Doarpsbelang the best of luck with the sustainability initiatives!

PowerGo laadpalen

Alderman Faber

Opening Zonnepark Oppenhuizen

From left to right: Erik Faber (alderman), Jeffrey Janssen (PowerField), Luuk Westert (Doarpsbelang Toppenhuzen – Twellingea), Koos Oosterhaven (Energy cooperation Top & Twel) and Vincent Hesselink (Duurzaam Oppenhuizen)

Solar park Oppenhuizen

A fencing with a rural appearance has been placed around the solar park. Strips of flower mixture have been sown and a hedge has been planted on the east side. This will ensure that the solar panels are hidden from view. Together with the municipality, PowerField has also planted new trees and shrubs at the nearby roundabout. The solar park generates an amount of sustainable electricity that approximately corresponds to the consumption of 1,100 Dutch households.

Charging with solar power

A small part of the generated solar energy is used for the PowerGo fast charging stations, which are located next to the solar park. Drivers of electric cars can easily and quickly charge their car here with sustainably generated solar power.

Zonnepark Oppenhuizen

Zonnepark Oppenhuizen

PowerGo laadpalen

PowerGo fast chargers at the solar park

PowerGo laadpalen

Read more about the solar park: Zonnepark Oppenhuizen

Read more about PowerField: PowerField.nl