Eekerpolder Solar Park

One solar farm in two municipalities

Projects Eekerpolder Solar Park

For the realization of solar park Eekerpolder, Novar has to deal with two different municipalities, an extra challenge! This is because the park is located partly in the municipality of Midden-Groningen and partly in the municipality of Oldambt.

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312.939solar panels on the ground
200MWp generating capacity
29.300households provided

Eekerpolder Solar Park

Both municipalities are part of the Groningen Regional Energy Strategy (RES), which aims to generate at least 5.7 TWh of renewable energy by 2030.

The location of the solar farm

Zonnepark Eekerpolder is located south of the A7 and east of the N33. Approximately between Scheemda and Zuidbroek lies the Eekerpolder, which means that it is partly located in both the municipality of Midden-Groningen and the municipality of Oldambt. The part in the municipality of Midden-Groningen has already been licensed.

The total area of the solar farm is about 160 hectares. Of this, 90 hectares are located in Oldambt. Through intensive and beautiful cooperation with Coöperatie Eekerpolder, we are well on our way to realizing a beautiful, supported solar farm.

How can residents participate?

In the run-up to the development of the solar park, Novar entered into a partnership with Coöperatie Eekerpolder. The emphasis here was on a fruitful collaboration in which the landscape incorporation process, the creation of support and contact with various stakeholders were taken up together. More information can be found on the website of Coöperatie Eekerpolder.

What added value will the solar farm bring?

In addition to the Eekerpolder Cooperative, there have been many discussions with landscape architects and local government agencies. Together with them, Novar decided that 25% to 30% of the plan area will be used for landscaping the park. This will mainly emphasize widening watercourses, the additional planting of the edges of the solar park, and the creation of nature around the park. In addition to stopping places with picnic benches, an observation tower will be installed from which passersby can look out over the landscape.

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How does this solar farm contribute to the energy transition?

Solar park Eekerpolder will generate about 200 MWp, which will provide green energy to about 29,300 households. Thus, the park makes a tremendous contribution to the aforementioned RES goal.

Our process

Where are we now?










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In early July 2023, the permit for the solar farm was granted irrevocably.

Last edited March 15, 2024

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