Development approach

Nature Inclusive Solar Parks

Sunvest develops, builds and operates solar parks in close collaboration with landowners, local residents, stakeholders, the municipality and the province. During development we go through four main steps.

Identification of suitable plots

More and more municipalities are choosing to become energy neutral. This goal requires a lot of land. Suitable plots for solar parks are, for example, roadside wastelands, degaraded lands and undeveloped industrial areas. In addition, many communities have land that is not currently suitable for housing and other activities which could be used for solar projects. Agricultural land with very low agronomic value can also be selected.

Site assessment

For each site, we first carry out a preliminary analysis. This quick analysis assesses the chances of a successful development of a solar park by nature according to a large number of criteria. Within a few days it becomes clear whether a plot is suitable or not.

Land lease/purshase contract

After a favourable assessment of the site, we will make the owner an offer to lease or purchase the land. In the case of a lease, we will agree on a period during which we can arrange all necessary permits. Once the permits have been granted, the financing of the solar park is secured and the construction of the park can begin, a lease agreement will be drawn up with the assistance of a notary for the duration agreed in the promise.

Preliminary application

An initial application is submitted to the municipality and the relevant departments to test the willingness to grant planning permission. This plan describes the basic principles of the project's technical design, landscape integration measures and communication with society. If the municipality is positive about the proposed initiative, we will then start developing our plan.