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Vattenfall’s Largest Hybrid Energy Park is Taking Shape in Netherlands

Power News - Published on Mon, 03 Aug 2020

Image Source: Vattenfall Haringvliet Zuid
In the south-west of the Netherlands, Vattenfall is currently constructing its largest hybrid energy park. Once operational this farm will consist of 6 wind turbines, 115,000 solar panels and 12 sea containers with batteries. The wind turbines have been installed, the construction of the solar panels started in June and the batteries are currently being tested off-site, ready for delivery in August. The amount of green electricity that the energy park will produce corresponds to the annual consumption of 39,000 households. The Haringvliet project is special as it is the first of its kind within Vattenfall. It is centred around maximising the use of renewable energy, reducing costs, and having as little impact on the environment as possible by optimising synergies between the technologies.

Starting in February 2020, it took two months to complete all six turbines of Energy park Haringvliet Zuid.

At the moment the turbines are being tested and optimised before they will be commissioned.

At the beginning of May 2020, the first piles for the solar panels were driven into the ground, followed by the assembly of the first 20 of 115,000 solar panels of Energy park Haringvliet Zuid. Once operational the solar panels alone will produce enough to supply 12,000 households with green electricity.

Energy Park Haringvliet Zuid is one of Vattenfall’s nature-inclusive solar parks. In the design of the park, Vattenfall has considered the experiences of cyclists and walkers in the area: they were allowed to contribute ideas for the construction of a cycle path and a view hill, and the solar panels were no higher than 1,5 metres so that all passers-by can see over them. At the moment Vattenfall is installing beehives.

At their factory, supplier Alfen is preparing 12 sea containers containing 288 BMW batteries and the necessary peripherals. These are the same batteries that are used in the BMW i3 electric car. The 12 MW energy storage system is designed to keep the electricity grid in balance and can be used as storage of renewable power in the future.

In addition, there will also be a battery substation at the energy park, connecting all the systems and the entire energy storage system to the rest of the energy park.

Details solar panels
115,000 solar panels totalling 38 MW
1,800 tonnes of steel
5 transformers
40 hectares of land

Details wind turbines
6 wind turbines of 22 MW in total
60-metre-long blades each weighing 12 tonnes
150 metres tip height
The diameter of the foundation for a wind turbine is 17 metres

Details batteries
12 sea containers
288 BMW batteries
12 MW storage

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Mon, 03 Aug 2020
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