Dronten City Government in Flevoland, an island province of Holland, has reportedly given a green light for the building of a 125 MW PV power project, the largest one in the nation so far, on a 100-hectare plot of land.
The project consists of two separate stations, Dorhout Mees and Flevonice, to be developed by Solarfields and IB Vogt, respectively, and are scheduled to break ground in the first quarter of 2021. With total power output of 118 GWh, the two stations will meet the power needs of 34,000 families. Solarfields notes that it will apply for government subsidy under the guidance of the SDE+ program.
The 125 MW project is a far cry from the previous record of 30 MW project, developed by Sunport which signed a power purchase agreement with Google.
The project underscores the promising outlook of PV power industry in Holland, whose total PV power capacity reached 4.15 GW in 2018. This is more than double the amount of 2 GW in 2016, according to IRENA.
A major driver for Holland's PV power industry has been the SDE+ program, which has extended 6 billion euros (US$6.67 billion) of subsidy so far.