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Sun in the port

Have you ever thought about solar panels on the roof of your company? Or switching to green energy?


Sun in the Port

Starting with solar panels or green energy? Now is the time to consider switching to green energy. Solar energy is cheap and simple these days:

  • thanks to the SDE grant
  • in view of the new possibilities for the transfer of electricity
  • through the experience of reliable partners, who take the work off your hands

Together with us, explore your possibilities and form that suit you best. Whatever you choose, it's good for your bank account, the environment and your reputation!

Who's it for?

For developers, landlords, tenants or owner-users of a building in the Amsterdam port area. You can use cheap and green energy yourself, or let your tenants benefit.

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Why Port of Amsterdam?

Our aim is to reduce the energy bills of companies in the Amsterdam port and improve the business climate. We also want to make the port greener.

With the 'Sun in the port' programme we are giving a boost to both objectives by coordinating the production, smart storage and mutual exchange of solar energy in the port area. The port authority plays a facilitating role in this. We coordinate and advise on a possible 'roof survey', feasibility studies and subsidy applications.


Purchase solar panels and have them installed

You finance or invest yourself in the solar panel system on your roof, and take care of it yourself. You are not only the economic owner, but also the legal owner.

Port of Amsterdam can advise, support and guide you up to and including the application for the subsidy (SDE). This offers a 15-year government contribution per kWh of solar power produced. The subsidy is applied for at the Ministry of Economic Affairs.


  • You will be taken care of by Port of Amsterdam in the preliminary stage
  • You can use the unloaded power yourself and sell the surplus
  • It is not necessary to establish a sublease right (this is the case with option B).
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Making your roof available to a third party

For a fee, you make your roof available to a third party for the installation and operation of solar panels. There are various providers who realize pre-financed large solar panel systems. They would like to use the roofs of companies in the port area.

If desired, Port of Amsterdam will put you in contact with these parties and offer guidance in the formation of agreements. We can advise, support and assist you up to and including the application for the subsidy (SDE).


  • You will be taken care of by Port of Amsterdam in the preliminary stage
  • You can buy the generated electricity untaxed, because of the tax rulings available to various providers.
  • You will receive a compensation for the provision of your roof

Attention is drawn to the fact that this construction requires the establishment of a sublease right (comparable to a building lease right) for the solar panels including the roof. The solar panels that are installed may otherwise become the property owner's property in certain situations.

Sun in the port of Amsterdam

We have installed solar installations on various roofs of our own premises. Including maintenance contracts for 15 years. It concerns about 2500 m2 of solar panels.

Our clients have also worked hard. One year earlier than expected, we achieved our target: 100,000 m2 of solar panels on roofs in the port of Amsterdam.

By mid-2020, we already had 120,000 m2 of solar panels. That equates to 18 football pitches. Together they provide electricity for around 6,000 households.

Our new target is 250,000 m2 of solar panels by 2024.


Reach out

Interested? Contact us for more information about the opportunities and possibilities of solar energy for your company.

Anna-Marise Rocha

Anna-Marise Rocha

Junior Commercial Manager
Energy & Circular Industry