Once the project has been completed, the operational phase begins. The sustainably generated electricity is supplied to customers via the public electricity grid. In this phase, all attention is focused on optimising the production of solar power. Faults are solved as quickly as possible and the solar panels are cleaned when necessary.
The green management of the solar park is essential if the desired extra nature value is to be achieved. The greenery around the park must also be well maintained. Good management ensures that the shrubs are actually compacted and that the panels are kept out of sight. It is often also desirable to keep the bushes low enough to preserve sightlines. We prefer to use local parties for the management, preferably local residents or the landowner himself. They know the local situation well and can respond directly to the wishes or complaints of local residents. We manage ecologically, without the use of pesticides. Mowing is done extensively, taking into account the cycle of butterflies, insects and birds. Where necessary, we apply sine waves. Depending on the desired final situation of the soil, we 'mow' the land under and between the panels with sheep or mechanically, removing the clippings. With small livestock, the land remains more agriculturally cultivated, so that after 25 years it can quickly be switched back to the agricultural treatment of before. With mechanical mowing and removal of the mowed material, the land becomes impoverished more quickly, which creates a better starting point for circular agriculture or nature development after the park has been dismantled.
To be able to cope with surpluses and shortages of generated energy, we are working on balancing solutions. This is currently the issue of energy transition. Examples include wind and solar energy combinations and systems that can store energy temporarily. Storage and balancing can further increase the yield of solar projects. By temporarily storing the generated electricity and supplying it when demand is highest, we contribute to balancing the electricity grid.
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