Energiezorg Partnership has built a solar park on our former landfill site Braambergen on the outskirts of the Dutch city of Almere. Energiezorg is a joint venture between Afvalzorg and energy and recycling company HVC. Almost 26.000 solar panels can generate enough renewable energy to provide electricity for 5.300 households. Residents in the surrounding area will be given priority when it comes to benefiting from the solar farm’s output.
Nature, recreation and renewable energy
March 2008 saw the closure of the landfill site. The remaining waste processing activities came to an end in 2021. A unique hilly landscape was created on this former landfill site that rises above its flat Flevoland surroundings. We are working with the municipality of Almere and the State Forestry Commission (Staatsbosbeheer) on a permanent use for the site so it can be reopened to the public at a later date. The new solar farm forms part of this land-use plan in which will combine nature, recreation and sports facilities with renewable energy generation. Parts of the site are already being used as a mountain bike trail and there is even a vineyard. It is a great example of multiple use of space.