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Nuon to buy 27.5 MW of Dutch solar parks


Nuon to buy 27.5 MW of Dutch solar parks

September 5 (Solar) – Dutch energy company Nuon has agreed to buy a portfolio of three solar projects of 27.5 MW in total in the Netherlands from Dutch solar developer PowerField.

Nuon, part of Vattenfall AB, will target completion of the three projects early next year, it said on Monday. The largest project of the acquired portfolio will have a capacity of 17 MW and will be located in the northern province of Friesland. The other two plants will be installed in Coevorden and Gasselternijveen, Drenthe province, and will have capacities of 7 MW and 3.5 MW, respectively.

Once up and running, the solar parks will be able to generate enough electricity for up to 8,000 local households.

A subsidy financing under the Netherlands’ sustainable energy production (SDE) scheme and project permits are already in place for the Coevorden and Gasselternijveen plants. “We hope that the grid connection will go smoothly and that we will be able to hit the first piles this year,” said Margit Deimel, director large-scale solar energy at Nuon.

The acquisition supports Nuon’s goal to be fossil-free within one generation, the Dutch company noted. Earlier this year, it signed long-term deals to buy 38 MW of solar power output in the Netherlands and confirmed plans to deploy over 70 MW of photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the country.

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