Top 35 - Biggest Solar PV Projects in the Netherlands
At Solarplaza it is always an honour to write an article regarding our home country’s solar market, however, we now have more than enough reasons to sing the praises of the Dutch PV market. During 2014, the Dutch solar market broke through the 1 GWp threshold of installed solar capacity. Apart from a growing number of small-scale roof installations, a few large scale projects were installed and gained a foothold in Solarplaza’s ever growing list of Biggest Dutch Solar Projects. Check out the Top 10, read the article to download the full list (see the bottom of the article for instructions), and get a complete grasp of the major installations in The Netherlands.
|2||Solarpark Azewijn||1,800kWp||More info|
|3||Venco Campus||1,628kWp||More info|
|4||Hitachi Data Systems||1,606kWp||More info|
|5||Landgoed Scholtenszathe||1,334kWp||More info|
|6||Amsterdam ArenA||1,128kWp||More info|
|7||Heineken Brouwerij||908kWp||More info|
|9||Zonnepark Ouddorp aan Zee||810kWp||More info|
|10||Nationaal Militair Museum||810kWp||More info|
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Newcomers in the Top 10
New to our list this year are the installations at positions 10, 8, 6, and 5. These new installations show us three trends in the market.
Firstly, we are extremely pleased to see that in the construction plans of new buildings, the inclusion of a solar roof is becoming the new standard. Not only has the recently opened National Military Museum in Soest instituted the utilization of solar panels, but the giant retail chain IKEA has incorporated solar panels in their building plans as well.
Secondly, it has also become a trend to install solar panels on soccer stadiums, such as the Kyocera stadium in Den Haag and the Euroborg in Groningen. The Amsterdam ArenA with a capacity of 1.1 MWp is the representative stadium that has made it into our Top 10.
Lastly, we are glad to note the rise in solar installations occurring when industrial farmers renovate and remove asbestos from their roofs. Landgoed Scholtenszathe is the prime example for this scenario with 1.3 MWp of installed capacity, generating 3x the farm’s consumption while feeding the excess energy into the grid.
Positions 4 to 2
These top positions are reserved for some of the more senior projects. Number 4, the Hitachi Data Systems office in Zaltbommel is home to a 1.6 MWp installation developed by Oskomora, the only developer named twice in this Top 10. Number 3 is the smart and durable Venco Campus home to the same capacity, developed by AliusEnergy. Number 2 is only the second field mounted system in this Top 10. The Solarpark Azewijn is developed by Pfixx Solar and is home to 1.8 MWp of installed capacity.
Who challenges the number 1?
During 2014, the Floriade roof installation remained unchallenged and has been on top of our list since its installation in 2002. However, recent studies predict the Dutch market to double its installed PV capacity over the next two years, and this year is the first time that there have been several 6+ MW parks announced. Please stay tuned for our upcoming list of major Dutch projects announced in order to stay informed about pending developments.
In typical Solarplaza fashion, we did not stop with a Top 10, and have in fact made an extended list of projects ranging from a capacity of 200 to 750 kWp. This is freely available to you upon leaving your contact details.
The list of projects is compiled from various private sources with a goal to continuously capture all large projects in one overview. Therefore, Solarplaza would love to hear from you about any installations missing in order to complete the list.
Sources: solarmagazine.nl polderpv.nl