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Nieuwland (211)

211 - Solar design on a grand scale

REMU has initiated the construction of approximately 500 houses, a crèche, a sports hall and nine school dwellings fitted with solar cells, or 'photovoltaic modules'. This is taking place in Nieuwland, the City of Amersfoot's new housing area (30km east of Amsterdam) and has the capacity of generating 1 megawatt of electricity.

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  • Project Team: N.V. Regionale Energiemaatschappij Utrecht (REMU); Ecofys, ENEL SpA
  • Contact: REMU, 3503 SG Utrecht, The Netherlands Tel: 0031 30 297 5911, Fax: 0031 30 297 5988


UDC Section - Creating the Urban Structure / Energy and Resource Efficiency/  /ace  / /

Sheets, blocks and buildings are orientated for solar gain

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