Dutch government unveils solar deployment database


Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO), a state-owned enterprise agency in the Netherlands, has published an open-access database of all rooftops and parking areas that could be used for solar panel installations across the country.

The survey, conducted by Dutch consultancy Generation.Energy, presents data for all municipalities and regions in which there is available space.

The tool features a data viewer highlighting obstacles on specific rooftops, including asbestos, diverse roof shapes, skylights, grid congestion risks, connection issues, and existing PV systems.

“This survey shows that approximately 8% of potentially suitable roofs can already be used for solar panels,” the RVO said in a statement, adding that it will regularly update the database in 2024.

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