- The Haringvliet Zuid energy park combines a large-scale solar farm (38 MW) with a wind farm and a battery storage system
- Construction has begun in the province of South Holland
- BELECTRIC will also take on the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the photovoltaic system
“The Netherlands is currently one of the most dynamic – and innovative – markets in Europe,” explains Ingo Alphéus, CEO of BELECTRIC Solar & Battery GmbH. “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.”
Claus Wattendrup, Head of the Solar & Batteries business unit at Vattenfall, said: “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% 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 a more efficient use of the network infrastructure. 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.”
BELECTRIC has constructed over 400 large-scale solar power plants around the world, capable of generating a total of 3,000 MW. The company has also implemented battery storage systems and hybrid systems that combine multiple technological components to create fully autonomous plants. For example, BELECTRIC built a system in Puerto Rico combining a solar power plant with an output of over 15 MW and a large battery storage system. In addition, BELECTRIC is currently integrating a storage system into Jordan’s South Amman solar power project. BELECTRIC completed the photovoltaic system – which boasts over 46 MW of installed capacity – earlier this year. The company has also delivered hybrid systems to customers in Germany, Somalia, Tanzania, Eritrea, the MENA region and the Maldives.