Belectric Builds Solar System for Netherlands’ 1st Green Hybrid Project

Belectric Builds Solar System for Netherlands’ 1st Green Hybrid Project

German solar power specialist Belectric undergoes construction of a solar power system for Vattenfall’s first complete hybrid power plant called Haringvliet Zuid energy park.

This park will consist of a wind farm of 22 MW of capacity, a battery storage system of 12 MW of capacity and a large-scale photovoltaic (PV) system constructed and commissioned by the company.

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The company said that it has already begun construction on the large-scale photovoltaic (PV) system. It is also planning to assume the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the solar power system for an initial period of 2 years.

Commenting on the development, Ingo Alphéus, CEO of Belectric Solar & Battery GmbH, said that “the Netherlands is currently one of the most dynamic – and innovative – markets in Europe.”

Alphéus further added, “our customer’s hybrid power plant is a truly forward-thinking concept. The Belectric solar farm complements the power generation profile of the wind farm so that there are significantly fewer peaks. These components are combined with a battery storage system to produce a utility-scale green power plant – one which will play an important role in stabilising the power grid.”

Further, this solar power system alone will cover an area of around 30 hectares and boast an installed capacity of 38 MW, while, the hybrid plant designed to generate and store renewable energy will be built on the island Goeree-Overflakke of the province of South Holland, around 30 km southwest of Rotterdam.

“Vattenfall wants to enable a fossil-free life within one generation and hybrid power plants are an important building block for us in the direction of 100 per cent fossil-free power generation. Wind and solar generation profiles complement each other and reduce the load on the grid compared to a single generation technology. This leads to more efficient use of the network infrastructure,” said Claus Wattendrup, Head of Solar and Batteries business unit at Vattenfall.

“In addition, the costs for grid connection are significantly reduced compared to stand-alone systems. This will reduce the cost of renewable electricity and ultimately benefit customers,” Wattendrup added.

Meanwhile, the company has constructed more than 400 large-scale solar power plants worldwide, capable of generating an aggregate of 3 GW. It has also implemented battery storage systems and hybrid systems that combine multiple technological components to create fully autonomous plants.

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Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.