Successful solar energy project by Sunrock and Intospace® for Albert Heijn, Hema and Ampère (

Energy transition
Intospace’s vision is to give logistics buildings a prominent role in the energy transition. At a time when grid congestion is increasingly becoming a recognised problem, Intospace® wants to provide buildings with smart energy management systems.
Kanaaldijk Project
A prime example is this project located on the Kanaaldijk in Utrecht (NL). The Kanaaldijk distribution centers are energy-positive buildings, generating more energy than they consume. Sunrock developed, built, and now takes care of the operation of the PV system here, while Intospace® has full control over what happens to the power produced and to whom it is supplied.

The project consists of three buildings, which together house 13,892 solar panelswith a total capacity of 6.39 MWp, equating to the electricity needed to supply approximately 2,400 households annually. The sustainable energy generated is directly supplied to the tenants Albert Heijn, HEMA, and Ampère (part of at a competitive rate, making their daily operations more sustainable.
The Tenants
Henk Snijders, Head of Logistics at Hema: “At HEMA we strive to have a positive impact on society and the environment. By installing solar panels on our roof and using them in our own distribution center, we provide our daily operations with clean, locally generated energy. We are continuously looking for solutions to become more sustainable.”
Allard Steenbeek, Development Manager & Sustainability Lead at Albert Heijn: “With this solar roof we are one step closer to emission-free supply. This is in line with our sustainability ambitions.”
Wouter Barkman, CEO Ampère ( “Ampère is a start-up that collects parcels as sustainably as possible. We combine smart technology with sustainable transport. With the construction of this PV installation, we can flexibly use the clean energy we need for our processes and for charging our electric vehicles. In this way we reduce Ampère’s impact and become a little more sustainable.”

Ready to contribute to a clean energy future?

Do you have any questions, feedback or other inquiries? We’re here to help!