We realise that the arrival of a solar park can be a significant change to your living environment. We therefore feel that it goes without saying that the local community must not only have a say in the process, but must also benefit from the eventual construction of the solar park.
The wishes of those living in the immediate vicinity and other interested parties, local authorities and the local community are included in the design of the solar park from the very first moment. This first moment is often before we submit a request in principle to the local authority. We ask individual neighbours, local authorities and the local community about their wishes for the solar park. We also share with them the possibilities – which we believe to be available – for assisting in landscape design and for social and financial participation. The input from the individual discussions will be processed into an initial plan. This plan will be presented during a public walk-in evening in the immediate vicinity of the proposed solar park. The feedback we receive and the information we collect will be used as much as possible to create a modified design. This too will be shared with those involved, often through a second open evening. Any necessary adjustments that result from this will be included in the design that we submit to the municipality.
Stakeholders are then kept informed of our progress via a newsletter or via our website. If you would like to know more about a project in the neighbourhood, please visit our projects page.
With a nature inclusive solar park in the neighbourhood, you benefit directly from local energy. We also often organise a local campaign about rooftop solar when a the park is set up.
We think it goes without saying that the local community should not only have a say in the process, but should also benefit from the eventual solar park.