Latest figures from the Netherlands' Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment have revealed that the country ended 2013 with 665.47 MW of solar PV capacity installed.
These figures are the first official update on the country's solar performance since September last year, when the Dutch Association of Energy Network Operators published its findings that 455 MW of PV capacity had been registered with energy portal www.energieleveren.nl.
As expected, Amsterdam leads the way with 16. 1 MW of solar capacity installed. In second spot is the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, a polder on the shoulder of Amsterdam that has a total of 8.5 MW of PV capacity installed.
After which, solar capacity in the Netherlands appears rather evenly spread out, with cities such as Utrecht (5.9 MW), Tilburg (5.7 MW), Eindhoven (4.4 MW) and The Hague (4.3 MW) each boasting modest levels of capacity.
Growth in the Dutch solar sector has been equally modest but steady in the past few years. Figures from the Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS) revealed that at the end of 2012 the cumulative installed capacity throughout the country was 334 MW, largely centered on small-scale rooftop arrays for self-consumption. But because the national net metering scheme with which these installations are registered has no official figures, more concrete data on the full proliferation of PV in the Netherlands has been sorely lacking.
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