In the Netherlands, the leading renewable energy resources are biomass, wind, solar and both geothermal and aerothermal power – but yet only 11.1% of total Dutch energy consumption are generated through the use of renewable energy. To accelerate this transition toward a more sustainable and greener energy future of the country, various startups are entering the renewable energy market with innovative ideas and new technologies. Three of those Dutch founded startups will be presented in this blog article. In Addition to the following three, many more startups are compiled in our Renewable Energy Startup List, as well as in our open-access online database.
With the development of lightweight photovoltaic (PV) modules, the solarge team strives to accelerate the energy transition. Through the collaboration with Solliance Solar research and others, the new approach to the construction and application of PV modules was found. In concrete terms, this means that their technology enables not only the manufacture of fiber re-inforced polymers lightweight PV modules, but also form-flexibility for floating PV applications and tailor-made, in-roof, or integrated roof solutions (BIPV).
By evolving an innovative and cost-effective alternative to existing wind turbines, the Delft based renewable energy startup allows remote communities worldwide to mitigate dependency on polluting and expensive diesel supply. As their systems do not require resource-intensive towers nor heavy foundations, they are able to use up to 90% less material with the potential of being twice as efficient than conventional wind turbines with the same power output. The patented technology is highly mobile and easy to deploy – a leading player in the kite energy.
With the aim to revolutionize the energy trading situation, Shape Q was founded to enable a connection between green energy players and the exchange of information. By developing a cloud-based RFQ trading platform, the Amsterdam based Startup specialized for trading green energy products, such as Physical Gas, Power, Renewable Certificates and Green PPAs.
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