Rooftop solar could provide half of Dutch electricity needs, Deloitte finds

Based on analysis of publicly available data, Deloitte estimates that solar panels installed on every suitable roof surface across the Netherlands could meet half of the current Dutch electricity demand, despite the country’s cloudy and rainy climate.

BayWa enters Dutch solar market with 2 GW, €159 million deal

The Munich-based company will acquire a 70% stake in a solar PV project pipeline totaling 2 GW in the Netherlands through its renewable energy arm Baywa re. The transaction will have to be approved by antitrust authorities.

Netherlands’ solar installs top 2.7 GW

Around 700 MW of installed PV was connected to the grid in the Netherlands in 2017, according to provisional numbers provided by the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Solar was also able to increase its share in the country’s power production from 1.30% in 2016, to 1.75% last year.

Dutch government plans to build solar parks on its own premises

The first pilot PV projects are planned to have a power range of 80 MW to 100 MW each, and are to be finalized by 2020.

Netherlands launches 2018 support scheme for innovative solar, renewables

The Topsector Energie scheme, which will also support all kinds of innovative energy projects, has a budget of €130 million for 2018.

Netherlands launches spring round of 2018 SDE+ program for large-scale solar, renewables

The first window to submit project proposals will be opened on March 13. The program is open to, among other renewable energy projects, solar plants over 1 MW and projects ranging in size from 15 kW to 1 MW.

Vattenfall signs 3 PPAs for 38 MW of PV in the Netherlands

The Swedish power company has signed three private power purchase agreements (PPAs) for solar PV power plants totaling 38 MW in the city of Uden.

Heineken unveils strategy to increase renewables to 70% by 2030

The Dutch brewer unveils its “drop the C” program for renewable energy. The campaign aims at growing its share of renewable thermal energy and electricity in production from the current level of 14% to 70% by 2030.

Belectric enters Dutch market with 14 MW solar project

The Dutch PV project, “Zonnepark Lange Runde” was officially inaugurated this week. Belectric built the 14 MW plant after having been awarded the EPC contract from Statkraft, alongside the municipality of Emmen.

Dutch consortium plans world’s first “off-shore” floating PV plant for the North Sea

The pilot project will be developed over the next three years and will utilize standard PV modules. The consortium expects the solar array to have a 15% higher yield compared to traditional installations.