Challenge the practice is addressing: This practice addresses the sand extraction quarry Bomhofsplas which has become a breeding ground for best practices jointly realised by many parties with respect to innovation, sustainable development and research on a sand extraction quarry.
Concrete practice to achieve the expected goal: The Bomhofsplas in Zwolle is more than just a sand extraction lake. Thanks to a floating solar park from GroenLeven, the lake is now also a source of sustainable energy. With no fewer than 72,000 panels, the floating solar park generates electricity for up to 7,000 households. The floating solar park Bomhofsplas helps the region enormously in making it more sustainable. The dual function of the location and local ownership are central. The solar park floats on the Bomhofsplas, a sand extraction lake owned by Dekker Groep. By giving sand extraction lakes and other inland waterways a dual function with solar panels, other usable land is spared.
Expected impact/goal of the practice: The goal of this practice is to promote innovation, sustainable development and research on sand extraction.
Who is the target user group of the practice/intervention or implementing the practice/intervention? This practice is for companies in the extractive industries.