In the design of the solar panel farm, a number of measures have been taken to promote nature values. For example, sufficient distance between the panels has been taken into account and two pools with ecological banks will be created. In addition, suitable planting will be placed around the solar panel farm to partly hide the panels from view and to contribute to biodiversity. This investment contributes to the target set by a.s.r. to have invested €4.5 billion in impact investments by the end of 2024.
Dick Gort, CEO of a.s.r. real estate: ‘a.s.r. wants to contribute to the energy transition in order to combat climate change. Purchasing energy parks makes a contribution to this. I am proud that, following the purchase of wind farm Jaap Rodenburg, wind farm Nieuwe Hemweg and part of wind farm Princess Ariane, we are now buying our first solar panel farm. This will increase our share in sustainable energy projects and enable us to further reduce CO₂ emissions in a.s.r.’s investment and insurance portfolio in the coming years’.
The solar panel farm is fully operational and Eneco will buy the power.