Tag Archive for financial participation

Successful first year for community funded turbine Volksmolen

On 1 November 1 2020, the Volksmolen, a community funded turbine in the Zijpe Wind Farm, nearby Burgervlotbrug, celebrated its first anniversary. The turbine produced 20% more than forecasted, reports turbine supplier Wind Energy Solutions (WES). The Zijpe Wind Farm is located in the province of Noord-Holland and comprises 8 Lagerweij turbines wind turbines which…

Long read: Citizen participation in the energy transition

The Netherlands, albeit with a delay, is taking steps in the energy transition. Wind, both onshore and offshore, is a large driver in the transition and many gigawatts of it will be needed. Especially onshore, social acceptance is vital in ensuring that these megawatts will be realised. So vital that local participation has been included as a requirement in…

Local residents can invest in Zeewolde Wind Farm

Local citizens in the communities surounding Zeewolde Wind Farm will soon be able to invest in the wind farm. Developer Windpark Zeewolde B.V. will issue bond loans at the end of the construction phase, planned for the end of 2021. A total of 12 million euros will be made available. It concerns a long-term loan with…