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Creative solutions prevent delay in developing solar parks

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Creative solutions prevent delay in developing solar parks

UTRECHT - The development of new solar parks in the Netherlands is facing significant delays due to a lack of grid capacity. Because grid expansion can take years, short term creative solutions are needed like utilizing the reserve capacity of the grid, the use of inverters to manage grid voltage and building solar parks and wind farms side by side.

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‘Dutch solar will beat coal power prices in 2021’

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‘Dutch solar will beat coal power prices in 2021’

UTRECHT – With costs of PV-installations going down steadily and oil dominated  electricity prices going up, solar power prices will beat those of coal or other power plants by 2021 in the Netherlands. SDE+ subsidies, which are too high, will be no longer needed. Though there are some concerns about extremely low margins in materials and operation & maintenance prices, which can lead to operational problems.

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10 percent of agricultural land required for solar parks

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10 percent of agricultural land required for solar parks

UTRECHT - To meet solar energy’s envisioned share in the 2050 energy targets, 10 percent of Dutch agricultural land should be repurposed as solar fields, new research shows. Many farmers and developers are working towards this goal. The effort requires careful planning, research into multi-use of farmlands and clear agreements with farmers and municipal governments. 

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Dutch Solar PV - Market Growth & Trends

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Dutch Solar PV - Market Growth & Trends

he Dutch solar PV market is on the verge of tremendous growth and is set to - for the first time ever - exceed 1 GW of newly installed capacity in 2018 (GTM, 2018). This article will discuss some elements involved with the growth and trends of the Dutch PV market.

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Top 25 Solar PV Projects in The Netherlands

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Top 25 Solar PV Projects in The Netherlands

On May 17th, the 10th annual and jubilee edition of The Solar Future NL will take place in DeFabrique, Utrecht. In preparation for this event, we’re diving into the market once again for an analysis of what is going on in terms of size, trends, projects, developers, technologies, and much more. With this first article we want to provide our readers with an overview of the Dutch utility-scale solar market.

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Solar about to revolutionize Dutch energy infrastructure

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Solar about to revolutionize Dutch energy infrastructure

BAARN – The gigantic increase of solar power in The Netherlands in the coming years will revolutionize the Dutch energy infrastructure. As renewable electricity will be produced, stored and consumed more and more locally, solar power will create a distributed, decentralized energy grid.

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Boosting Dutch PV-market hotspot in Europe

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Boosting Dutch PV-market hotspot in Europe

With a luring 12 billion euro subsidy program for renewable energy in 2017 and more solar parks being built at a larger scale, the Dutch PV market stands at the verge of a strong boost in the coming years. Experts predict the total PV capacity to increase from the current 2+ Gigawatts to 20 Gigawatts in 2027. Foreign contractors and investors are eager to enter the market.

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Significant amount of SDE+ subsidies remain unused due to poor preparation

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Significant amount of SDE+ subsidies remain unused due to poor preparation

BAARN/ROTTERDAM – Many of the large solar energy projects planned in the Netherlands do not get realized because of poor preparation, unexpected costs and resistance from banks and municipalities. Between one third and half of all solar energy projects that received SDE+ subsidies over the past years were cancelled or executed on a smaller scale than initially planned. This means that hundreds of millions of euros worth of subsidies for solar energy are not being utilized.

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