Netherlands

Netherlands’ first floating PV plant is under construction

The pilot floating PV system is being installed at De Slufter, the depot for contaminated dredging spoil on the western edge of Rotterdam’s port area.

Scientists use light & humidity to ‘heal’ perovskite defects

A team of researchers from leading European and USA universities has discovered that defects in crystalline perovskite structures can be permanently healed through careful exposure to light and humidity.

Netherlands: anti-soiling coating for extra PV power boost, finds DSM

The Dutch materials specialists have conducted new field tests in China that show how its new anti-soiling coating can keep solar panels cleaner for longer, resulting in additional yield on solar modules.

Netherlands allocates 2.3 GW of solar in spring round of SDE+ program for large-scale renewables

Overall, the Dutch government allocated 3.2 GW of renewable energy generation capacity through the latest round of the program, which is open to solar and clean energy projects larger in size than 15 kW.

Dutch milk producer FrieslandCampina plans giant rooftop PV project

The world’s largest dairy co-operative will install rooftop solar arrays on 310 facilities of its members in the Netherlands under the SDE+ program.

Dutch researchers model perovskite performance

A team of researchers at the Netherlands’ AMOLF institute has modelled the performance of tandem perovskite/silicon solar cells under real-world climate conditions, and found that the tandem cells are little more efficient than the Si cell alone. The research shows, however, that if correctly optimized, this type of cell could perform at efficiency levels above 38%.

Researchers one step closer to efficient, colorful solar panels

Researchers at the Netherlands’ AMOLF Institute have developed a method for imprinting solar panels with silicon nanopatterns that scatter green light back towards the observer.

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Energyra to build solar module factory in the Netherlands

The manufacturing facility will have an initial capacity of 100 MW and will produce both mono and polycrystalline modules.

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Amsterdam launches rebate program for community solar

Solar rebates will range from €5,000 to €30,000, depending on the project size.

Netherlands to extend net metering to 2023

The net metering scheme, which was set to expire in 2020, has enabled so far the installation of a residential PV capacity of approximately 1.5 GW.