Netherlands

First Solar bags 20 MW order from the Netherlands

The modules will be used by Danish investment firm Obton for two PV projects in Stadskanaal, in the northeast of the Netherlands.

Netherlands accepts applications for 3.2 GW of solar in second round of 2017 SDE+ program

Solar was also the prevailing source in the “autumn round” of the 2017 SDE+ program for large-scale renewable energy projects, accounting for 60.7% of all preassigned capacity. Overall, 5,456 PV projects proposals, totaling 3,221 MW, were submitted.

Tennet, Sonnen start blockchain project for grid stabilization

The pilot phase will be implemented during a six-month period. Interconnected residential PV storage systems from Sonnen will be used to stabilize the power grid via blockchain.

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Dutch researchers unveil li-ion battery capable of 50% more energy

ECN spin-off LeydenJar has developed a lithium-ion pouch cell prototype that increases the storage capacity of rechargeable batteries by 50%. With these advances devices such as electric cars, smartphones, laptops and other battery-based products can enjoy longer durability, they claim.

Solar may reach 6 GW in the Netherlands by 2020, report says

The Dutch research institute ECN also believes that 20 GW of installed PV capacity could already be reached by 2035.

Solar-powered saloon turns heads in Oz solar race

Dutch solar-powered car, with an average speed of 69 km/h and a carrying capacity of up to five people, has been hailed as the future of solar powered cars after competing in World Solar Challenge.

Belgian logistics company WDP invests another €25 million in solar in the Netherlands

The funds will be used to deploy around 25 MW of projects under the SDE+ program for large-scale solar and renewables.

Netherlands to install solar highway noise barriers

Dutch headquartered construction firm Heijmans has announced plans to install noise barriers featuring integrated bifacial solar modules on a 400 meter stretch of the A50 road, close to the southeastern town of Uden.

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Netherlands to close all coal plants by 2030

Announcement today by Dutch government seen as progressive step for renewables in the country. New legislation requires all coal-fired generation plants to be idled by 2030 and to meet more stringent emissions limits from 2021.

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Goldbeck and Astronergy construct 15.5 MW solar plant in the Netherlands

The 15.5 MW project, planned for the Netherlands’ Groningen region, is expected to come online in December.

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