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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For the second time, Solarplaza will support the ‘Vakbeurs Energie’ by contributing to the seminar program on Tuesday 9 October. Solarplaza will host two dedicated sessions and will be represented at the event by Tom van Dorp and Thomas Boersma.
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.
With this new overview we want to provide our readers with an overview of the growth in the Dutch utility-scale solar market by highlighting the 20 largest PV projects that have been announced for The Netherlands.
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.
UTRECHT - In 2017, the Dutch solar energy market grew by more than 700MWp: a new record. This growth figure might actually double in 2018, but this potential appears to be threatened by a shortage in specialized and qualified workers at installation and construction companies needed to install all the solar rooftop and ground-based projects in the Dutch pipeline.
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.
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.
As prices are still going down each year and returns are still going up, the Dutch solar market will be able to compete with fossil energy generated from coal or gas without subsidy in 2020.
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.
To get a grasp of which developers and companies are leading this movement, we dived into the data of the (granted) SDE+ subsidy applications and compiled a Top 20 overview of developers and their solar pipelines.
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.
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.
Over the past five years, solar energy has significantly grown in popularity. An estimated 400.000 homes are now outfitted with solar panels and an increasing amount of corporate consumers are following this example. Will these trends continue in 2017?