Wadden island Ameland to get the Netherlands’ biggest solar farm

The Wadden Sea island of Ameland is to build the Netherlands’ biggest solar energy farm as part of plans to make the island energy neutral by 2020.

The Wadden Sea fund has given the island a grant of €2.6m to help develop the solar farm, which will cover 10 hectares. The park will produce six megawatts of power – or 20% of the island’s annual energy needs. 

The farm will be located to the west of the island’s airfield and construction will start in summer 2014.

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