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This month, Alfen completed the high-voltage grid connections at Solarcentury’s solar PV farms at the location of recycling company Twence in Enschede (17.5 megawatt-peak) and land previously used by zinc smelter Nyrstar in Budel (45 megawatt-peak, co-owned by the German based Encavis AG and by Solarcentury). For both projects Alfen’s scope of supply included the engineering, project management, installation, commissioning and service of the local micro-grids, including the delivery of Alfen’s innovative 2,500 kVA solar PV substations and the realization of the central grid connection.
Solarcentury is an international utility-scale solar developer, financing, developing, constructing, owning and operating large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. Alfen has been supporting Solarcentury with solutions for multiple smaller solar PV farms in the recent years. In 2016, Alfen connected a 6 MWp solar farm on the island of Ameland in the Netherlands, which was the largest Dutch solar farm at that time. In 2016 and 2017, Alfen was engaged by Solarcentury for two smaller solar farms, of 1.3 MWp and 1.5 MWp respectively, at the location of recycling company Twence in Enschede, the Netherlands.