Solar roof Maasvlakte seen from a drone view
Maasvlakte Solar rooftop
Rotterdam Harbor Area Maasvlakte Solar rooftop
Rotterdam Harbor Area Maasvlakte Solar rooftop
Solar rooftop Maasvlakte

Sunrock and GOLDBECK SOLAR Unveil Maasvlakte: One of Europe's Largest Solar Roof Installations

The solar developer Sunrock inaugurates the Maasvlakte Solar Project, a remarkable achievement in the renewable energy sector. The project, spanning an impressive 120,000 square meters on the PATRIZIA logistics site in the Rotterdam harbor area, boasts a capacity of 25 MWp, making it one of the largest solar roof installations in Europe.

The momentous occasion marks a significant step towards a greener future, as the clean energy generated by the 120,000 square meter photovoltaic system will power approximately 8,000 households.    

“The size of the Maasvlakte Solar Project, coupled with its unique location, makes it an exciting endeavor for GOLDBECK SOLAR,” stated Michiel Vanhoutte, COO of GOLDBECK SOLAR. “Situated on the edge of the sea, Maasvlakte presents a highly exposed site with strong winds, which made the installation process complex and demanding.” To minimize disruptions to the ongoing operations of the Smartlog logistics center, the engineering teams meticulously planned the construction and installation processes, ensuring the project adhered to strict timelines while minimizing any inconvenience for tenants. With over 20 years of experience, GOLDBECK SOLAR once again demonstrates its position as a gateway to solar energy through this remarkable undertaking. 

Saving up  to 15,000 tons CO2 a year 

Contributing to the Netherlands’ commitment to the EU’s Green Deal, the Maasvlakte Solar Project is expected to save up to 14,845 tons of CO2 annually. This achievement solidifies its role as a catalyst in the nation’s journey towards achieving net climate neutrality by 2050. Furthermore, the project accounts for nearly half of PATRIZIA’s total solar power capacity within its logistics real estate portfolio, reinforcing the company’s sustainability goals. 

Given the limited available land in the Netherlands for photovoltaic projects, rooftop solar installations are critical for the country’s energy transition. “As we rapidly expand into Europe, Sunrock collaborates with our real estate partners to develop on-roof solar projects,” explained Johannes Duijzer, CEO of Sunrock. “Leveraging our expertise from the Dutch market, we are gaining traction in Germany, France, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. Solar energy is the most cost-effective and reliable energy source that propels the transition towards a cleaner and sustainable future.” 

The successful integration of the Maasvlakte solar project represents a significant milestone in GOLDBECK SOLAR’s commitment to its Dutch customers and demonstrates GOLDBECK SOLAR’s continued commitment to the successful implementation of renewable energy initiatives in the region. 

About Sunrock  

Sunrock is unstoppable.  We are working with European companies, organisations and governments on a bespoke energy strategy, and we are the number one in large scale solar projects. From solar systems to smart batteries and from asset management to clear dashboards.  Sunrock arranges it all; feasibility studies, subsidy applications, financing and insurance. From the operation and management of solar parks to the utilizing of the clean energy generated by them.  

In 2012, Sunrock was established in the Netherlands as a start-up in solar energy for logistics real estate.  Sunrock has been part of COFRA Holding since 2020 and has grown to more than 120 employees in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France.  Sunrock has realised 500 MWP of solar energy and an additional 2GWp in development. With an outspoken commitment to our ESG criteria we are on a clear mission: powering forward with our clients, towards a a clean energy future. 

www.sunrock.com 

 

photos: playbackimages.com & GOLDBECK SOLAR

inauguration of Maasvlakte solar project

inauguration of Maasvlakte solar project

inauguration of Maasvlakte solar project

Guests of the inauguration of Maasvlakte solar project

inauguration of Maasvlakte solar project

inauguration of Maasvlakte solar project

inauguration of Maasvlakte solar project

inauguration of Maasvlakte solar project

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