Dutch Government Confirms Zero-Subsidy Wind Farm Will Go Ahead

The Dutch government’s decision to hold the first zero-subsidy auction for offshore wind has paid off, with the government announcing yesterday that bidders have come forward and the site will be developed without state support. Last week Swedish utility Vattenfall revealed it had put in an offer to the auction, …

Capital Stage Acquires Two Solar Projects In The Netherlands

Germany’s largest independent renewable energy operator Capital Stage announced this week that it had acquired two solar parks in development in the Netherlands and which are expected to be connected to the grid in October of next year. Capital Stage, based in Hamburg, Germany, currently operates 165 solar parks and …

The Netherlands Will Miss 2020 Renewables Targets, Government Review Shows

Despite recent investments into new wind energy capacity, the Netherlands will miss its 2020 targets for renewables and greenhouse gas emissions reductions by a fair margin, according to a government review published last Thursday. The review findings are that renewable energy will provide (based on current projections) only around 12.4% …

Price Of Solar Panels Keeps Falling In The Netherlands

The cost of solar power has never been lower. This is reflected by installations — massive projects are under construction around the globe and a record-breaking 74 gigawatts of installations were completed in 2016. Although this growth is unequally distributed over different countries and dominated by utility-scale solar farms, the …

Going Dutch: Lightsource Continues International Push with Netherlands Launch

Lightsource Renewable Energy has spotted an “exciting new growth opportunity” in the Dutch solar market, the company announced this week, as it unveiled the latest phase of its international expanion plans. A new Netherlands-based team will now set about developing large-scale solar projects across the country, including floating solar projects, …