Solar power in the Netherlands has an installed capacity of around 1,405 megawatt (MW) of solar photovoltaic panels as of the end of 2015.
Canadian Solar just announced that Wirsol has started the commercial operation of a 30MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Delfzijl, Netherlands, for which Canadian solar has supplied the panels.
A Large Netherlands Solar Power Project.
About 123,000 solar panels have been placed on 30 hectares (about 65 soccer fields) in the southwest corner of the Delfzijl harbour area of Groningen Sea Ports. This approximately 30 MWp solar park provides power for industries in the Eemsdelta region and makes an important contribution to the increase in renewable energy production in the industrial area.
The Solarpark Delfzijl was commissioned on January 19th, 2017. Built with 116,335 Canadian Solar CS6P-265P modules, the solar power plant is expected to generate approximately 27,634 MWh/p.a. and save up to 17,962 tons of CO².
Solar energy map Netherlands
Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar commented.
I am delighted to see the Delfzijl solar power plant come online. We look forward to building more solar projects together with Wirsol in the BENELUX.
About Gordon Smith Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.