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BI PV Project Details
Name projectSports Complex Nieuwland
Year1998 (Start operation date)
PV applicationInclined roof - integrated,
Structures - arcades
PV power total46 kWp
LocationAmersfoort, Utrecht
Latitude/Longitude52°12'1.6"N 5°22'32.3"E
© Photographer: Jan van IJken

Project summary
On a commercial sporting centre in the district of Nieuwland (Amersfoort) as part of the 1 MW PV project, 363 m2 PV-modules have been installed in 5 tilted and SE oriented parts of the flat roof and 95 m2 of semi-transparent PV panels in a overhang above the entrance of the building. The yearly solar electricity output from PV is expected to be 35000 kWh.

Best practice project
In 1997 the sports complex was awarded the status of 'Model Sustainable Energy Project' (NL: Voorbeeldproject Duurzaam en Energiezuinig Bouwen) by the Minister of Housing, Social Planning and the Environment (NL: Minister of VROM).

Special PV project info
PV architecture and building integration
PV ownershipThe PV systems and so the electricity is owned by the energy company.
Tariffs and metering
The produced energy are directly fed into the grid.
Remarks and recommended readingThe 1 MW-Project has been supported by Novem under the NOZ-pv program and by the European Commission within the Thermie-program, contract No.: SE/178/96/NL:IT (see internet page http://europa.eu.int/search/s97.vts). Sources: Book 'Bouwen op de Zon, Building Solar Suburbs - Nieuwland Amersfoort' written by Henk Bouwmeester and Jan van Ijken in 1999 at AEneas publishers, ISBN: 90-75365-19-5.

Other project data
Type of projectDemonstration Project
Other relevant aspectsSolar thermal
Start of PV project1997
Start operation PV system1998
Project leading company
Project contact person
Contact email
Contact address
Part of Urban Scale project

Building data
Use and function of the buildingFacilities - sport and recreation (incl. hotels)
Building typeOther buildings
New/Retrofit/AddedNew building integration
PV building address

PV system
PV applicationInclined roof - integrated,
Structures - arcades
PV power total project46 kWp
Number of dwellings/units1
PV power per dwellings/units46 kWp
PV system typeGrid-connected - demand side
PV module typeLaminates - regular laminate,
Laminates - transparent laminate
PV cell typeCrystalline silicon - multi
PV module brand and typeShell Solar
PV inverter brand and typeMastervolt Sunmaster
Includes PV database product(s) 

PV cost and energy production
PV system investment317400 Euro
PV modules only costs
PV energy yield35000 kWh Calculated
PV energy user owner

Names and Addresses
Building OwnerPV ownerArchitectMain PV manufacturer
NameSports, Recreation and Education Service, Amersfoort City CouncilSports, Recreation and Education Service, Amersfoort City CouncilWeerstra, Wind Groep / Meulenbelt Weerstra ArchitectenShell Solar Energy
AddressPO box 4000, 3800 EA AmersfoortPO box 4000, 3800 EA AmersfoortDrachten, NetherlandsPO box 3049, 5700 JC Helmond

Projects website
Other websites
Webpage Educational Tool

1. 1MWproject1.pdf (language: Nederlands (Netherlands))

(PV) architecture, (PV) transparent modules