ECN

In ECN (the Energy research Centre for the Netherlands), Noord-Holland Noord has a world-renowned institute for sustainable energy within its borders. Just in the coast, in the dunes of Petten, lies ECN (the Energy research Centre for the Netherlands), the biggest knowledge institute for energy in the Netherlands. The institute can trace its roots to its nuclear reactor – which still produces more than 30% of the isotopes for medical research – but more than thirty years ago it began to focus on its role as a research and innovation centre for renewable energy sources, like solar and wind energy, biomass and (industrial) energy efficiency.