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In order to have a CO2-neutral society and economy by 2050, we’re in the process of switching to sustainable energy. It sounds logical; solar panels on the roof and an electric car outside the front door. But in order to keep all of society running with sustainable energy, we need more robust instruments. Large-scale solar and wind farms are making their appearance on the Dutch landscape. The National Regional Energy Strategies (RES), which are being developed in the thirty energy regions in the Netherlands, is mainly focusing on a substantial increase in solar power. Based on the RES concept, the ratio between wind and solar energy will change considerably: around 80 % from solar to 20 % from wind. This means an even higher peak load on the Dutch electricity grid on sunny days.

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Author profile picture Linda Bak is always looking for the stories behind the news. She is fascinated by statistics and uses not only words but also numbers to tell these stories.