Netherlands Solar Market Big

/LONDON, May 6, 2024, 11:00 BST, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ The Dutch solar market maintains a good balance between its segments, positioning it as the leading European country in solar capacity per capita. Considering the limited space for ground-mounted installations, the industry is exploring innovative solutions such as on- and off-shore floating solar and solar carports and increased local participation in renewable energy projects to enhance social acceptance and integration. The cumulative installed PV capacity grew from 0.5 GW in 2012 to over 22 GW in 2024. The country is among the best performers in Europe in the share of installed small-scale solar generation capacity (<1 MW). The solar market in the Netherlands relies mostly on a consistent net-metering policy for residential properties and aн SDE++ auction program for larger rooftop and ground-mounted systems. In terms of installed PV capacity per capita, the Netherlands maintained its top position in 2023, reaching 1,280 W/capita after improving over 250 W/capita in a single year. Current government plans and legislative changes show firm intentions to continue the existing support and increase solar self-consumption and the number of prosumers.

The National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) by 2030 of the Netherlands sets the objective of approximately 10 TWh of electricity generated by small-scale renewable generation by 2030. The plan details the applicable incentives for self-consumption, including VAT reimbursement on the purchase, net metering scheme with an exemption from energy tax, surcharge for sustainable energy (ODE) and VAT for the electricity purchase from the grid and sustainability requirements for homes.

The Netherlands is making impressive strides in the solar market, with most of the growth for 2023 coming from residential, commercial, and industrial segments. Thisclearly indicates that more and more people and businesses are recognizing the importance of sustainable energy solutions. By embracing solar energy, we can reduce our carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner, healthier planet for future generations. 

Local participation is more prominent in regional energy strategies in the Netherlands. As established in the National Climate Agreement, the renewable energy sector is striving for 50% local participation in renewable energy projects. The solar energy cooperative sector—1 million organized citizens with hundreds of projects—accounts for still a small but growing share of the total installed capacity.

In 2023, MCPV received approval from the Dutch Cabinet of Ministers for the National Growth Fund proposal. As a part of this proposal, MCPV will establish its first GW-scale HJT cell manufacturing facility in Europe. The approval includes public funding and blended finance, which will lay the foundation for MCPV to become Europe's first greenfield 3 GW PV manufacturing start-up. MCPV will collaborate with the Dutch and European PV value chain to ensure energy security, create substantial cleantech jobs, add value to the economy, and provide competitive European PV supplies.  

The Netherlands is currently facing a high level of grid congestion, which is causing problematic connection issues in the utility-scale segment. The time it takes to connect to the grid depends on the location, and many projects are being delayed due to grid congestion. The maximum connection times are being redefined in the new 'Energy Law' in the Netherlands. Under this law, the maximum connection time will be determined based on the specific grid situation at each location. The grid operator will be required to provide reasons for not meeting these deadlines. In addition, new alternatives for connection, such as flexible grid connections, are currently being evaluated.

The report provides a complete picture of the market situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. You will find more than 120 pages of valuable information in this unique, in-depth analysis of the Netherlands photovoltaic market will receive an overview of how the military conflict in Ukraine and the European Union's decision to make a significant reduction of Russian gas and other energy commodities import will impact it. With comprehensive market data, this report brings clear and concise insights to help investors in their decision-making process. As 2022 and 2023 were challenging years for the photovoltaic industry, the time for making the right decisions during 2024 and the next few years is limited. A fast-changing market environment requires relevant and accurate information. For your convenience, we offer an opportunity for orders with customized report content. 

Reasons to buy this market report are, but are not limited to:

  1. Overview of the Dutch political and economic environment
  2. Solar resource potential in the Netherlands
  3. Financial Model and Analysis of 50 MW Photovoltaic (Solar PV) Power Plant Investment in the Netherlands (IRR, WACC, Payback, NPV, Cash Flow, etc.)
  4. Over 55 charts, tables, and maps
  5. Overview of Dutch photovoltaic market development 2013 ÷ 2033
  6. Grid-connected photovoltaic installations
  7. Future market trends and planned photovoltaic projects for 2024 ÷ 2033
  8. Market prices of fully permitted and operational photovoltaic projects
  9. The Netherlands Legal and energy regulatory framework for renewable projects
  10. Key companies and competitive landscape in the photovoltaic sector
  11. Review of most relevant financing and supporting incentives
  12. SWOT Analysis (detailed in 5 pages)

The more information about the solar power market in the Netherlands, including full contact details of solar project owners and developers, you may read here: Netherlands Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Market Outlook 2024÷2033 

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