Large majority of consumers unaware of solar brands

2020 . 02 . 17

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.

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.

Dimming of LED lighting still problematic

2019 . 10 . 02

Now that most of the early problems have been solved, the Netherlands is switching massively to LED lighting. Nevertheless, the lighting sector has noticed that consumers are still struggling with one basic problem: LED lights that do not seem to be able to dim easily.

The Dutch consumer: "a payback period of 7 years for solar panels is too long".

2019 . 05 . 08

Four out of five consumers believe that the minister's incentive is insufficient. At the end of April, Minister Wiebes announced a new incentive scheme for solar panels for the residential market, with a payback period of just over 7 years.

Gossip reigns in Dutch Solar-land

2019 . 03 . 25

If the world of solar was a newspaper, it would be a tabloid. There is no sector where gossip spreads quite so quickly and ultimately does not contribute much. For an example, Good! New Energy’s Rolf Heynen looks back to 2013, when Europe introduced the Minimum Import Price on Chinese solar panels.