Portuguese green hydrogen for the Port of Rotterdam

The Portuguese and Dutch governments want to connect the hydrogen project of Sines to the Port of Rotterdam and to develop a strategic export-import value chain to ensure the production and transport of green hydrogen to the Netherlands and its hinterland.

Best membrane for vanadium redox flow batteries

A new research paper looks at the membranes used for applications in vanadium redox flow batteries. It outlines various membrane technologies and the obstacles to bringing batteries to mass production.


Netherlands allocates 3.44 GW of PV in spring round of 2020 SDE+ program

The Dutch government awarded 3.91 GW of renewable-energy capacity in the program’s latest round. It set aside €4 billion for the exercise, but only used €3.3 billion, including €2.1 billion for PV.

Hydrogen to go

German company Wystrach has developed a 350-bar hydrogen refueling station for heavy duty vehicles which can be installed anywhere.


Zebra IBC cell with 24% efficiency moves to large-scale production

Netherlands based manufacturer Energyra this week introduced a new back contact module, which it has developed in partnership with Dutch research institute TNO and Germany’s ISC Konstanz. A prototype module was unveiled yesterday in a small presentation at Energyra’s factory in Zaandam, Netherlands. The company is targeting large-scale manufacturing by the end of 2020.


Renewables-powered 25 MW electrolyser at Dutch port

The large-scale green hydrogen facility is being developed by Dutch energy company VoltH2 at the North Sea Port. The project is planned to be expanded to 100 MW.

Global daily round-up: Israel set to import solar power from Jordan and a hydrogen deal for South Holland

Plus, some 5 GW of solar could be heading to Botswana and Namibia and news of a new automotive fuel cell building in Ulm, Germany.

Netherlands’ largest power provider wants to connect new solar parks to 75% of their peak capacity

Liander said its new plan may result in savings ranging from €1.4 billion to €1.8 billion. Possible losses for PV power producers are estimated at a maximum of 3% of their electricity production per year. If implemented, this new measure would push PV project developers to rely on underdimensioned inverters.

Photo-electrochemical cells vs. PV electrolysis

Dutch researchers have analyzed the two most promising solar-assisted technologies to produce green hydrogen, based on the levelized cost of hydrogen. They found that PV-powered hydrogen production offers the lowest costs, at $6.22/kg, with a solar-to-hydrogen efficiency ratio of 10.9%.

Challenging plans to deploy PV on dikes

Dutch researchers are trying to determine whether large-scale PV projects can be deployed on flood-control dikes across the Netherlands. A 5 MW solar project has already been built on a dike near Groningen, but the researchers believe there is potential to build up to 2.9 GW of PV on such embankments.

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