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The largest on-shore wind energy farm in the Netherlands to date has a capacity of 300 MW

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October 02, 2020
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Vattenfall commissioned the Prinses Ariane wind farm in The Netherlands this week. It is the largest on-shore wind project in The Netherlands to date with 82 turbines and a total capacity of 300 MW. The project took three years to build. Approximately 75% of the power generated is sold to Microsoft for a nearby data center under a 10 year PPA signed in 2017, before the construction started. 
The project shows how onshore wind energy in the densely populated Netherlands can be a success. However, the project has also struggled to gain support with the local population and has shown how developing on-shore wind in densely populated areas requires close collaboration with local authorities, landowners, and the community to be successful. 

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