The solar energy industry is a young, ambitious, dynamic and fast growing market in The Netherlands. Ventolines is equally growing in this industry and is currently acquiring and developing for its clients a number of ground-mounted solar farms spread throughout the country. In parallel, Ventolines is developing a number of offshore solar farms, solar farms in combination with wind power, and in combination with (battery) storage. Through the farming background of its owners, Ventolines develops socially and agriculturally responsible projects with optimal landscape and visual designs. Ventolines offers its clients extensive knowledge and experience in the acquisition, development, contracting, financing, construction and asset management phases of a project. In addition, we offer due diligence services. We are unique in the market through our experts’ extensive experience in the international solar energy industry, as well as through our experts’ extensive experience in all phases of small, medium and large on- and offshore wind energy projects.
The activities throughout the development phase for a solar farm are largely similar to those for a wind farm in terms of permit and stakeholder management and grid connections. Landscape and visual design, the combination between agricultural land use and ground-mounted solar farms and of course the technical aspects differ between solar and wind. Ventolines provides services nationally and can realize your project from start to finish.
Contracting and financing
A solar farm often involves dozens of contracts to arrange things properly. Think about, for example, agreements between lenders and borrowers, agreements with various contractors, designers and managers, a Power Purchase Agreement, building permits and grid connection contracts. Ventolines can advise you on the contract strategy and negotiate optimal contracts for your projects, not only pre-construction, but also during the construction and operational phases. Ventolines also advises its clients on financing, equity and public participation structures and can clearly identify the participation options. The Ventolines team has its own financial, contracting and technical experts that can provide complementary advice about financial questions.
Ventolines can manage and supervise your solar farm construction. Activities can include inspections, project management, site management and contract management. Our goal is to realise your project safely, on time, and within budget.
If you want to know more about onshore wind energy, contact Mark van Rij
Landscape and visual design
A solar farm requires a relatively large area; in general about 1 – 2 hectares per MW generation capacity. Landscape and visual design is crucial for solar farms taking up a large land area. We work on the basis of (inter)national rules, guidelines and criteria, as well as national, provincial and local policies and guidelines. This ensures an appropriate balance between landscape character, visual receptors and the solar farm, for instance through locating smaller solar farms near smaller villages, and larger solar farms away from villages in the wider landscape. We use hedges and other visual protections measures where appropriate. This way, each specific project is designed in line with the unique locational aspects. Of course, this is ensured further through close liaison with all stakeholders including our clients, and the land owners. Als u hier meer over wilt weten kunt u contact opnemen met Mark van Rij
Park layout and land use
Ventolines strives to combine various land use options, to develop on land with low agricultural grade or a different land use designation, avoiding high grade agricultural land. We present various layout options to our clients with the aim to minimise the effect on agricultural land, such as the combined use of land for sheep grazing and electricity generation.. If you want to know more about this, please contact Mark van Rij
Public (financial) participation financially involves the local community in your wind project through investment and profit-sharing. Ventolines can advise you on the participation options, and can structure and organize the participation. If you want to know more about this, please contact Casper Sparreboom
Ventolines can manage and monitor contracts, and by closely supervise the construction works. This enables you to allocate your time and effort to other activities. If you want to know more about this, please contact Mark van Rij
Nourished by the areas of expertise that are called upon in each project phase our legal department is uniquely positioned to offer stand-alone legal advice and structuring solutions to clients active in the renewable energy sector. Should you wish to receive further information, please contact Elisabetta Aarts
After all relevant contracts are signed, they are actively managed and monitored. Ventolines guards the quality of the work during the execution. This is achieved through close supervision during construction. In the event of different opinions on the execution, the contract prevails. Good supervision of the proper performance of all contractual provisions is of great importance not only to the owner, but also to the project funder. Unforeseen issues must be resolved and well recorded. Ventolines can act as the link between the clients and the contractors, the project owners and the lenders. If you want to know more about this, please contact Wytse van der Kolk