The Haringvliet Hybrid Park of Vattenfall using solar, wind and storage technology in the Netherlands is being built with a total investment of €61 million. (Photo Credit: Vattenfall AB)
- Vattenfall has announced a new renewable energy park in the Netherlands with 60 MW capacity
- It will comprise 38 MW of solar PV and 22 MW of wind power along with 12 MWh of battery energy storage
- Project will be located in Haringvliet and is expected to start commercial operations in September 2020
Swedish state-owned power company Vattenfall AB is working on a new hybrid energy park which will bring together 60 MW of solar PV, wind power and battery storage capacity in the Netherlands. It is building the plant with a total investment of €61 million ($61.85 million).
Among the 3 technologies being used, the share of solar PV remains the largest at 38 MW, followed by wind power at 22 MW. BMW batteries with a capacity of 12 MWh will also be added in the form of 12 shipping containers on the solar farm.
The Haringvliet Hybrid Park will begin with installation of 6 wind turbines in the north of Goeree-Overflakkee island between Middelharnis and Stad aan ‘t Haringvliet which will generate enough clean power for some 27,000 households. It will be followed by the deployment of 124,000 solar panels with 38 MW total capacity. It will supply solar power to around 12,000 households.
The hybrid park is expected to become fully operational in September 2020.
Explaining the rationale for using both wind and solar power for the park, Gunner Groebler, Vattenfall’s Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Wind, said, “The complementary wind and solar generation profiles reduce the load on the grid compared to a single generation technology. He added, “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.”