Practical information

Date: Tuesday, 10 March
Time: 15.00 – 16.30h
Location: Room 291, Energy Academy Europe

​Photovoltaic (pv) technology is unique in its extreme scalability and delivers significant power to fully develop existing networks. Most of the existing large-scale power stations are owned and operated by independent power producers, but the involvement of community- and utility-owned projects is increasing.

We invited the manager of project finance at Solarfields, Niels Kruims, to discuss the development of large-scale solar projects with a special focus on the financial side. How are government, private developers and investors collaborating in financing these large-scale solar projects?

  • Get to know the ins and outs of large-scale solar projects
  • Learn more about the financial side of the energy transition
  • Examples of development processes for large-scale solar farms

PV technology ranges from watt-scale individual systems to kilowatt- and megawatt-scale distributed domestic and industrial power systems. It can provide off-grid electricity access as well as power micro- and mini-grids, strengthen grids at their fringes, and deliver significant power to fully developed existing networks.

Solarfields is involved in solar projects from start till finish. This means that they are involved in the development, construction and maintenance of large-scale solar projects at various locations in the Netherlands.

Niels Kruims

As Finance Director at Solarfields he is responsible for organizing efficient financing for the solar parks, both equity and debt financing. He is also involved in selling or refinancing projects, preparing and supervising the due diligence investigations and maintaining contacts with banks, legal, technical and other advisers. In addition to the financing issue, Niels Kruims is involved in business development and acquisition opportunities at Solarfields.

This event is a public event organized by the Energy Academy and is defined as an Energy Learning Activity for students of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the University of Groningen. The Energy Learning Activities are part of the Energy Academy Programme. If students follow 10 Energy Learning Activities and complete 30 ECTS in energy courses at Hanze UAS or University of Groningen, they are eligible for obtaining the Energy Academy Certificate.