Power generated by the solar farms under a Vattenfall and K3 partnership in Holland will enable K3 to not depend on green electricity supply from outside. Pictured is the Parc Cynog Wind Farm of Vattenfall. (Photo Credit: Vattenfall AB)
- A new solar partnership on the Dutch soil has been announced by Vattenfall in the Netherlands
- With local land developer K3, Vattenfall will develop ground mounted and floating solar power plants
- Projects will be developed on K3 owned land with power generation to be used by K3 and sold to other customers
Swedish energy company Vattenfall is digging its feet deeper into the Dutch solar market. After announcing a 60 MW solar PV and wind hybrid renewable energy park in the Netherlands and a 1.2 MW floating solar farm in the Dutch country, Vattenfall has announced a partnership with a local land developer to build solar farms here.
Plans include building floating solar farms as well as ground mounted projects that can be integrated into their surroundings.
Vattenfall’s partner, K3 of the Netherlands will offer land development locations it owns for the development of these PV farms and brings to the table its expertise in the preparatory phases of land development, landscape integration and securing regulatory approvals among other tasks. The Swedish company on the other hand will oversee technical design, subsidy requests, construction and use of the solar farms. It will also manage power supply to the customers.
Some part of the energy generated by these PV farms will be used by K3 to power its own operations. This, DGA of K3 Jan Willem van de Kamp explains, will allow the company to not purchase green electricity from further afield-‘instead, we can use our own energy generated on Dutch soil’.
“Vattenfall’s goal is to achieve fossil free living within one generation. This involves both the construction of solar farms throughout The Netherlands and advice to companies that want to become more sustainable,” explained Head of Solar Energy Development at Vattenfall, Margit Deimel. “Our shared vision regarding development of large-scale sustainable projects provides a very strong basis for cooperation.”