The council makes an initial revision of the project and suggests the scope of the detailed studies that are necessary for the future submission of the application.
By means of personal conversations, a walk-in evening and reactions via this website, Kronos Solar provides an open space to discuss how the plan will fit in with the landscape and how it will be designed. This may include comments about, for example, screening and visibility of the farm, the layout of the solar farm, the construction of the driveway and the wishes for ecological improvements at the location. Together with a landscape architect, the (technical) possibilities can be examined. Overall, the aim is to minimise the impact on the surroundings. Following the public consultation, adjustments will be incorporated into the plan.
After Kronos Solar puts together the required documentation and reviews the comments of the local community, the Council will examine whether the proposal meets all the requirements and fits into the policy plans. The project is validated, after which it is available for public inspection. If there are no objections during the 6-week judicial review period, the municipality issues a decision, after which the permit is granted.
As soon as the financing has been arranged and all the contracts with suppliers have been concluded, the construction phase can begin.
The construction of the solar farm will take about six months. During these months various construction stages will be completed, starting with the installation of the fencing and the internal infrastructure, the delivery of the materials on site and the setting up of the (temporary) building security system. After that, the installation of the substructure takes place and finilizes with the installation of the panels. Finally, the cabling for the electrical connection is laid. Parallel to this, the grid manager will work on the connection work in and around the customer station.
These various phases ensure that the inconvenience caused by the construction is minimal and it is also accompanied by a traffic management plan to avoid disruptions to the local highway network.
Upon completion of the project, the solar farm becomes operational. The sustainably generated electricity is supplied to customers via the public electricity grid and actively constributes to the national Net Zero Target. Kronos Solar will have the ecological management carried out by a professional organisation and technical any faults will be resolved as soon as possible by appointed professionals as well. Controlled pasture management and rainfall will help in the upkeep of the farm and on-site mainatainance will occur only a few times per year.
After 40 years, the solar farm will be dismantled and the plots of land will be delivered in their original state. For this purpose, Kronos Solar will instruct an organisation that focuses entirely on the sustainable dismantling and recycling of (used) solar panels.