Zonnepark Kriekampen is a collaboration between TPSolar and seven land owners. The solar park initiative is located in the municipality of Oirschot, between the A58 highway and the Wilhelmina Canal. The solar park is approximately 25 hectares in size and will have a capacity of approximately 25 MWp. As an indication, this is equivalent to the annual consumption of approximately 7,400 average Dutch families. The permit has been irrevocable since December 2022 and the solar park will be completed in 2024.
Municipality of Oirschot
The goal of the municipality of Oirschot is to be energy neutral by 2040. To achieve this, the municipality focuses on energy savings and solar panels on roofs, but also on large-scale sustainable energy projects, such as solar parks. Following this policy framework, the Oirschot municipal council designated Kriekampen as a search area for the development of solar parks on June 1, 2021. In this search area, TPSolar has made a plan for Zonnepark Kriekampen.
Resident participation consists of two parts: plan participation and financial participation.
With plan participation you can think about the plans, design, layout and management and maintenance of the solar park. Residents living near the solar park are actively involved through information on the website and social media, information meetings and kitchen table discussions. In 2021 and 2022, local residents contributed ideas to Zonnepark Kriekampen.
Financial participation is co-investing in and/or experiencing the benefits of the returns from a solar park. We have a partnership with the KempenStroom energy cooperative for Zonnepark Kriekampen. With this collaboration we aim for 50% local ownership, the option for local power purchase and a sun-on-roof offer for local residents within 500 meters of the solar park.
In addition, TPSolar is also looking for local or regional parties and initiatives that could contribute to the construction, management and/or maintenance of the solar park. This includes earthworks and road construction, fencing construction, security, catering, construction site cleaning, landscaping, etc. A number of companies have already contacted us. Also interested? Let us know!
Who is KempenStroom?
KempenStroom is part of the KempenEnergie association, known, among other things, for the EnergieLoket in Oirschot. KempenStroom believes it is important that residents and companies of the Kempen can participate in the local generation of sustainable energy and therefore gain a say and can share in the profits. You can do this by becoming a member of the Cooperative, after which you can participate in projects in the future by purchasing KempenStroomDelen. From 2023 it will be possible to purchase KempenStroomDelen and participate in the development of KempenStroom projects, such as Zonnepark Kriekampen. Are you also participating? Then register yourself via the KempenStroom website!
Do you have a question about solar park Kriekampen? Please contact developer Emma Hendriks at email@example.com or 023 741 01 44