BayWa r.e to release pilot solar-plus-hydrogen project in Netherlands

Jun 10, 2021 03:34 PM ET
  • Renewables team BayWa r.e. as well as its Dutch subsidiary GroenLeven have partnered with Netherlands energy network driver Alliander to develop a pilot eco-friendly hydrogen project powered with a 50MWp solar farm.
BayWa r.e to release pilot solar-plus-hydrogen project in Netherlands
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The companies launched the SinneWetterstof Hydrogen Pilot Project in Fall 2020, and also expect it to find online later this year.

Willem de Vries, project supervisor at GroenLeven claimed the project will certainly offer "valuable understandings" into how electrolysers can be utilized to store green energy, along with just how well the system can adjust to the variable nature of a solar park's power generation.

BayWa r.e has also signed a handle biogas station team Orangegas, which will certainly offtake the eco-friendly hydrogen from the project as well as disperse it throughout its own refuelling terminals in the Netherlands.

BayWa r.e's corporate method supervisor for power, plan and sustainability, Manfred Groh, said the pilot project will allow extra renewable energy capability to be installed across Europe

" The smart implementation of electrolysers can help in reducing the demand to purchase brand-new grid connections or extensions," he claimed.

" This will additionally allow the setup of even more sustainable plants in Europe. Economies of scale in solar as well as wind generation are essential for cheapest expense power supply for electrolysis."

The European Union has pledged to make green hydrogen a crucial function in the bloc's decarbonisation objectives, intending to have greater than 6GW of renewable hydrogen electrolysers installed by 2024 and then over 40GW by the end of the decade.

Talking as part of the Green Hydrogen Summit last month, a number of industry players advised that data from eco-friendly hydrogen pilot projects must be offered to aid allow the future bankability of bigger installations.

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