About us

    Dutch New Energy Research is an independent solar energy market research and business intelligence firm with 10+ years experience in the PV market. With our datasets, models and dashboards we help organizations with insights and strategic consultancy.

    Daan Jansen MSc

    Daan Jansen MSc

    Function: Researcher

    The renewable energy sector is growing rapidly. In addition to progress, that also means more available data. I use my knowledge in the field of information management and business intelligence to translate that data into high-quality information. Rapid developments within the sector are accompanied by major changes in policy and market forces. With the help of modelling, I want to collect insights that contribute to the resilience of the energy sector.

    Anne Agterbos

    Anne Agterbos

    Function: Research Journalist

    Knowledge is one of the most important ways to combat climate change. By making knowledge about energy transition more accessible, major steps can be taken towards a more sustainable Netherlands. I am very excited to be able to contribute to this as a data journalist!

    Alexandra Teixeira Miguel

    Alexandra Teixeira Miguel

    Function: Account Manager

    During my career in sales, I have always done my own research to determine the relevant strategy. DNE appeals to me through a combination of research, sales and sustainability. We must be careful with our planet, for ourselves, but also for the generations to come. By making our research known to all companies involved in the energy transition, I am contributing to a better world.

    Christian Sparborth

    Christian Sparborth

    Function: Publisher

    The energy transition fascinates me because of the incredible speed with which it is taking place. The consequences of the enormous cost reduction of sustainable electricity have hardly penetrated society. At Dutch New Energy Research we investigate this fantastic story. I coordinate the trend reports, but I also maintain contacts with the many experts and organizations we work with.

    Growing Dutch solar capacity deepens forecasting issues

    27.08.2020 | artikel

    Dutch solar power capacity is expected to continue rising exponentially but its growth has laid bare a power forecasting issue that experts fear will only worsen as solar capacity increases.

    Consumers need certainty when purchasing solar panels

    23.07.2020 | artikel

    According to the End User Insights report by Dutch New Energy Research consumers do not only search certainty in price when they invest in solar panels, but also in other factors that increase the perception of a good investment.

    Increased awareness of rent or lease options might boost solar panel installations in the residential sector

    08.06.2020 | artikel

    Starting 2023, the Dutch net metering scheme will be phased out annually by 9%. Looking at the financial payback period of a solar PV system there is no better time to invest than now.

    Major developers call for extension of SDE+ allocations


    85% percent of all EPCs believe that the completion of solar projects could be jeopardised by the corona crisis. They see the deadline for the subsidy scheme for sustainable energy production (SDE+) as the biggest obstacle.

    Large majority of consumers unaware of solar brands


    Most Dutch consumers are unable to recognize a solar panel brand or inverter brand. The low awareness shows that there are opportunities for brand positioning on the residential sector.

    Limited grid capacity endangers strong Dutch Solar growth


    The map above shows that particularly in the northern provinces of the Netherlands grid operators are reaching their limits. This has already caused projects totalling 750 MWp to be put on hold: enough to provide power for nearly 200,000 households.