Concrete plant Barneveld
Solar panels with a total energy production of 305 kWp will be installed on the roof of the concrete plant in 2021 and 2022 in Barneveld. The generated energy of the panels will cover a big part of the company's energy needs and will be used entirely for the company’s own consumption. A surplus in generated energy will be stored in special batteries that can be exhausted when energy consumption of the plant is high.
Energy for private consumption
The peak in energy consumption of Concrete Plant Wessel B.V. is between 5.30 am and 9 am in the morning when the concrete is being produced. The peak of the energy that the sun provides however, is later in the day. In order to cover the full energy usage, specially designed batteries will be installed that store energy that’s not being exhausted straight away.
Not only does this project help to drastically reduce the production of CO2. It also contributes to saving high energy costs at this location.
Phase 1 has been completed in 2021: Solar panels with a total energy production of 138 kWp have been installed on the roof of the concrete plant. Smart Meters were installed to regulate the consumption of the energy and battery storage. With the energy generated in the panels, energy consumption from the grid could be minimized and the preeminent part of energy consumption of the concrete plant could be taken from their own production.
Phase 2 will start in 2022: In this phase additional solar panels with an energy production of 167 kWp will be installed on the roof of the concrete plant. The total energy that’s being generated with the panels installed in both phases will cover around 90% of the company’s energy needs.
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Barneveld Concrete Plant
100% of the generated energy is to be consumed by Barneveld concrete plant. Phase 1 was completed in December 2021.
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