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BI PV Uban Scale Project Summary
© Heerhugowaard, Stad van de Zon (City of the Sun), 2006
Name projectStad van de Zon (City of the Sun)
Year2008-00-00 (Start operation date)
PV applicationInclined roof - integrated,
Flat roof - integrated
PV power total5000 kWp
Latitude/Longitude52°38'46"N 4°48'25"E
SummaryThe core of the “Stad van de Zon” (City of the Sun) is the residential area in Heerhugowaard, which has been designed to be a net zero CO2 emissions area. This would be achieved by installing 3,75MW of photovoltaic systems, 100 hectares of forest and three wind turbines of 2,3 MW each. The project was aimed to have a total installed peak power of 5MW. The residential area has been built up since 2002 and the development will be completed in 2008/09. Due to mainly financing problems the goal of 3,75MW in ‘suncity’ Heerhugowaard has been lowered to 2,45MW.