Last Tuesday, British multinational oil and gas company Shell opened its largest solar farm in Europe in Terneuzen (Zeeland, the Netherlands). The park has more than 128 000 solar panels and can produce 71,1 megawatts of power. “The new solar park will contribute significantly to achieving the climate goals in Zeeland,” Shell says.
However, it is not the largest in Europe, as it is in Spain. The largest solar park in the Netherlands is located in Biddinghuizen in Flevoland and consists of more than 312 000 panels. Shell now has six solar parks in the Netherlands.
Solar Park Sas van Gent-Zuid
On the 9th of March, 2022, Shell and partners and the municipality of Terneuzen officially opened the solar park Sas van Gent-Zuid in Terneuzen. This park has 55 000 solar panels with a peak capacity of 30 megawatts, making the location an essential part of achieving the climate goals of the province of Zeeland. The panels are installed on 24,2 hectares of land that was previously part of a sugar factory.
The municipalities of Zeeland have jointly agreed to install 500 megawatts of solar power on land by the year 2030.