BayWa RE has announced that its 50 MWp SinneWetterstof green hydrogen pilot project will be fully operational in the Netherlands by the end of 2021. The company’s Dutch subsidiary GroenLeven are collaborating with the largest network company in the Netherlands, Alliander, on this project, launched in autumn 2020.

The partners have recently closed their cooperation agreements and have already started preparations for construction and subsequent commissioning. In this project, the energy from a 50 MWp solar park will be converted into green hydrogen, by means of an electrolyzer, in times of overproduction. With this hydrogen-based solution, the energy generated will be stored locally to meet demand when required.

BayWa RE stated its belief that the value of green hydrogen must not only be limited to its storage function but can also bring sustainable benefits to the mobility sector. Thus, the company has reached an agreement with Orangegas, a supplier of green fuels through the Netherlands, for the purchase of hydrogen from the SinneWetterstof project. Orangegas will distribute the gas to various service stations throughout the Netherlands.

BayWa RE is a leading global renewable energy developer, service provider, distributor, and energy solutions provider, and is actively shaping the future of energy.  Based in 30 countries, with revenues of almost  Euro 2.5 billion, the company delivers end-to-end project solutions, ongoing operations management and is an Independent Power Producer with an expanding energy trading business. The company has also commissioned over 4 GW of renewable energy projects online and manages over 10 GW of assets.