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Ole Martin Wold

Rundedal solar energy park

Lange Runde solar park

Netherlands / Solar power / Power plant

Statkraft realised the largest ground-mounted solar park built in the Netherlands in 2017 on land owned by the municipality of Emmen in the north-eastern part of the country.

  • 2017
    Entered into operation
  • 14 MW
    Installed capacity
  • 13.5 GWh
    Annual production

As one of the first municipalities in the Netherlands, Emmen had written a policy for developing solar parks to help in the national energy transition.

The solar park consists of 118,200 thin film First Solar series 4 panels with a rated power of 120 W each. The solar park covers a surface area of 17 hectares and the tables with modules are just below 3m high at the highest point.

Lange Runde solar park started delivering power to the local grid in December 2017. It will generate enough electricity to meet the annual needs of roughly 4,000 local households.                                                                   

In September 2018 Statkraft sold a majority of the shares in the solar park to a third party. It is now majority owned by Blue Elephant Energy. Aside from a remaining minority in the solar park, Statkraft continues to be responsible for the local stakeholder management of the solar park, while Blue Elephant Energy manages and operates the solar park.

Company Ownership share
Statkraft 10%
Blue Elephant Energy 90%
  • Solar park
    The Netherlands
    Ole Martin Wold

    The Lange Runde solar park

  • Solar park
    The Netherlands
    Ole Martin Wold

    The Lange Runde solar park

  • Solar park
    The Netherlands
    Ole Martin Wold

    The Lange Runde solar park

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