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Growing Dutch solar capacity deepens forecasting issues

2020 . 08 . 27 | artikel

Growing Dutch solar capacity deepens forecasting issues

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.

Large majority of consumers unaware of solar brands

2020 . 02 . 17

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

2020 . 02 . 17

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.

2019: a record-breaking year for solar PV, despite grid congestion and construction delays

2019 . 11 . 28

Based on our most recent Industry Monitor report, we expect that the installed solar PV capacity in 2019 will be close to our Low scenario described in the 5-year forecast.

Nuclear power is gaining popularity but solar remains on top

2019 . 11 . 28

Compared with last year, twice as many Dutch consumers support an increase in nuclear energy capacity in the Netherlands according to research conducted by Dutch New Energy Research.

The top 10 EPC/developers (in MWp) are developing around one third of solar PV capacity

2019 . 11 . 11

In the figure above Dutch New Energy Research has identified the EPC/developers operating on the Dutch market, based on the number of projects and the total capacity in companies’ portfolios.

Canadian Solar, LG Solar, LONGi Solar, Suntech and Trina Solar in the Dutch top 5 of solar panel brands

2019 . 11 . 11

These five brands (displayed alphabetically) have the largest market shares in the Dutch market. This finding is based on research on the first six months of 2019, conducted by  Dutch New Energy Research based on a sample of distributors (wholesale) and engineering procurement & construction (EPC) companies.