Energy Portfolio

Aarten Energy Solutions BV (AES) works closely with the EnShared companies. AES performs various (large) development activities in the energy transition field for EnShared, which will ultimately result in concrete products and services that fit within the scope of EnShared Development BV and Zonatlas NL BV.

In addition, Aarten Energy Solutions is involved with knowledge platforms and partnerships that have as main objective: creating impact on the desired societal challenges.
Today’s society is characterised by increasing climate, social, financial and energy related challenges. Hence our vision is about providing leadership and knowledge to support clients in dealing with tomorrow’s issues.
Our approach is also characterized by helping residents, through neighbourhood associations and energy cooperatives, "bottom-up", but in the form "working with and not working for".
By combining forces and establishing coalitions, we can create impact.

Our aim is to contribute to the transformation towards a sustainable society.


With renewable energy becoming an increasingly important social issue, EnShared believes that consumers and entrepreneurs are best suited to take responsibility for their own energy supply. It therefore aids households, (local) entrepreneurs and government agencies in finding renewable energy solutions. EnShared is not a traditional energy producer, but provides customers with affordable and reliable services and advice to help them develop and manage their own sustainable energy supply.
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Solar power is a major renewable energy source that meets many of the challenges the world currently faces. However, installing solar panels is an increasingly difficult task. Zonatlas aids households by showing the solar energy power potential for each roof in the Netherlands. It calculates the solar potential, the possibilities and financial return of all Dutch roofs in a highly accurate and accessible way. Zonatlas thus provides households independent information to support them in their choices for sustainable (solar) power.
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Knowledge platforms

Thijs Aarten has been actively involved in various (sustainable energy) knowledge platforms since a number of years. Thijs is currently involved with the 'Netherlands Knowledge Platform for Public Charging Infrastructure' (NKL). In the past he has been involved with the '(pilot) Knowledge Platform Wind Energy' and the 'Knowledge Platform on Electromagnetic Fields and Health'.

Each platform effectively connects stakeholders with the objective of finding concrete contributions and solutions for the various challenges which the field of energy transition faces. They involve society and give stakeholders a voice. Read more.


Foundation Future Energy Systems (FES)

We need energy every day and it is one of the sectors in which an institutional revolution is currently taking place. This offers opportunities for new markets where the interests of residents are paramount. The recently published Position Paper “Virtual Power Plants via Energy Commons” (for more information click here) shows the essence and focus of residents’ support, but also that the energy transition requires robust technology and open source software solutions that must meet all privacy preconditions. It is precisely there that the foundation FES sees opportunities they want to work on. What motivates the foundation FES is collaboration and co-creation, learning from our experiences and letting each other’s complementarity work to our advantage. Decisiveness, with a strong supporting organisation. This fits in seamlessly with the new vision of Europe: “Recovery and preparation for the next generation”. Europe is committed to green and digital transitions partly in response to Covid-2019. As one of the founders, Thijs Aarten will support this Foundation as member of the Advisory Board. For more details refer to:

Electric vehicles, EN, Knowledge Platforms, Portfolio EN, Reports & Publications
By Thijs / September 8, 2020

Updates by the Netherlands Knowledge Platform for Public Charging Infrastructure (NKL)

Not all newsletters are translated by the foundation NKL in the English language. In any case, we like to refer...

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Clean Energy, EN, Energy Common, Innovations & Developments, Knowledge Platforms, Portfolio EN, Reports & Publications
By Thijs / September 8, 2020

Foundation Future Energy Systems

The Foundation Future Energy Systems (hereinafter: FES) was established on August 14, 2020. FES aims to join forces within different...

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EN, Portfolio EN, Solar energy
By Thijs / June 21, 2020

Solar Magazine: “Dutch Minister Wiebes: ‘Grid operators do not have to compensate citizens for switching off solar panels’ ……….”

An article that you should be well aware of. In any case, it shows that local home/neighborhood electricity storage is...

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