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Alfen has been selected by PFALZSOLAR to engineer, manufacture, install, connect and commission a micro-grid and connection to the central power grid for solar park Zuyderzon Almere, the Netherlands. Alfen’s scope includes the delivery of nine 800 Volt special solar PV substations. Zuyderzon Almere covers an area of about 25 hectares, almost as big as 50 football fields, and will be able to power over 9,000 households.
The project provides a significant contribution to Almere’s ambition to become energy neutral in 2022. It has been awarded to Zuyderzon BV, a combination of HVC and Sunwatt. PFALZSOLAR is the developer of the solar farm.
PFALZSOLAR was founded in 2003 and is part of the German energy provider Pfalzwerke Group. They focus all their activities on producing energy from the sun, and have built up years of expertise in the planning, construction and operation of PV systems.
Max Huber, Head of Project Development at PFALZSOLAR comments: “Alfen is a company with proven and outstanding smart grid solutions for solar PV projects. Through Alfen, we selected a supplier with deep knowledge of the local environment and who boosts employment in Almere municipality. Additionally, they are the market leader and provide products and services of superb quality.”
Serge Kraaijeveld, Sales Manager Smart Grids at Alfen adds: "We are thrilled and proud to have been selected for such a large project in our own Almere backyard. As many of our own in-house developed smart grid solutions will be used in this complex project, it provides a great showcase for our abilities and expertise in the grid, which we have build-up over our 80 years of history.”
Solar field Zuyderzon