Gossip reigns in Dutch Solar-land

2019 . 03 . 25

Gossip reigns in Dutch Solar-land

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.

Panic struck in the Netherlands, and some said the whole sector would go down like the Titanic. But, of course, it didn’t. Then, a few years later the net metering scheme was questioned. Once again, cue panic. In the meantime, the Dutch solar sector continued to grow at a double-digit rate. The Netherlands will become a 2 GW market in 2019. Now we read that the grid cannot handle the growth of solar energy. It would be nice, in line with the tabloids, to create a new panic, but that would not do justice to this market.

Read the PV Magazine here