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BELECTRIC builds solar system for the Netherlands’ first green hybrid power plant

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BELECTRIC is constructing a solar power system for Vattenfall’s first full hybrid power plant. The energy park Haringvliet Zuid will consist of a wind farm (22 MW), a battery storage system (12 MW) and a large-scale photovoltaic system built and commissioned by German solar specialist BELECTRIC.

The solar power system alone will cover an area of about 30 hectares and will feature a 38 MW installed capacity. The hybrid power plant designed to generate and store renewable energy will be built on the province of South Holland’s Goeree-Overflakke Island, about 30 kilometers southwest of Rotterdam.

Construction on the large-scale photovoltaic system has already started. BELECTRIC also plans to assume, for an initial period of two years, the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the solar power system.

“The Netherlands is currently one of the most dynamic – and innovative – markets in Europe. 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 stabilizing the power grid.”

Ingo Alphéus, CEO of BELECTRIC.

“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.”

Claus Wattendrup, head of the solar & batteries business unit at Vattenfall.
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