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Netherlands solar park to create carbon-neutral village

A solar park is to be built in The Netherlands to support an energy co-operative in its bid to create a carbon neutral village.

The park in Koudekerke, Zeeland, will comprise around 10,000 solar panels and is being developed by UK solar engineering, procurement and construction firm BSR EPC for the Zeeuwind Co-operative. It will be built on a brownfield site which was used for landfill until the mid-1980s. Construction is due to start in July and once complete the park will power more than 900 homes.

“The solar market is expanding rapidly in the Netherlands and there is still opportunity for further growth,” said Tim Humpage, BSR EPC director, who added that the deal marks the company’s entry into the Dutch market.

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