Swedish mega-utility Vattenfall has taken the final investment decision for the construction of the 1500MW Hollandse Kust Zuid 1-4 offshore wind farm, set to be the largest wind farm in the world on completion in 2023.
Shell New Energies has awarded UK renewable energy and storage developer Anesco the contracts to design and construct two solar farms in the Netherlands, with a combined generation capacity of 26MWp.
Germany's solar Belectric GmbH will construct a 38MW solar park for Swedish mega-utility Vattenfall at the latter's Haringvliet Zuid hybrid complex, according to a release from the German company.
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Swedish energy giant Vattenfall has retraced its bid in the tender for the 700MW Hollandse Kust North offshore wind zone in the Netherlands, over uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 epidemic.
New data, based on observations from the European Space Agency's (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, are showing strong reductions in nitrogen dioxide concentrations over several major cities including Paris, Madrid and Rome, coinciding with the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Overall renewable energy capacity investment figures for 2019 saw wind (onshore and offshore) beat solar on with $138.2 billion globally
Vattenfall will build it's first floating wind farm, and have chosen the Netherlands as the location of the 1.2 MW facility, with construction slated to begin in December.
The announcement from the European Unions' seat in the Brussels Capital Region will underpin the independently-governed state's efforts to achieve carbo-neutrality by 2050, with air pollution and climate change in check.