Wind power contributes one-fifth to Netherlands' green energy in 2010
Sep 13, 2011 - The share of wind power in the total consumption of renewable energy in the Nethherlands was a mere 20% in 2010 but remained a key green electricity source, Dutch statistics office CBS said in a report for the local renewable energy sector.
The installed capacity of wind power had hardly grown in 2010 and electricity production even declined due to unfavourable atmospheric conditions, according to the researchers.
CBS pointed the profitability of the wind parks still remains dependent on state financial support.
The most recent programme for subsidising new wind projects was launched in 2008 and resulted in some 70 MW of installed capacity at the beginning of 2011. The scheme, however, has a potential to support the construction of wind turbines with a total capacity of 1,500 MW, according to the researchers who pointed out that there is no certainty that all of the projects will be completed.