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Dutch solar sector fights belief PV is eroding agricultural land

With ground-mounted solar plants popular in the Netherlands, critics says large-scale plants are devouring agricultural land. PV association Holland Solar says even if the country reaches an installed capacity of 16 GW by 2050, only 0.5% of its agricultural surfaces would be covered

Netherlands to close all coal plants by 2030

Announcement today by Dutch government seen as progressive step for renewables in the country. New legislation requires all coal-fired generation plants to be idled by 2030 and to meet more stringent emissions limits from 2021.


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.


Solar in the Netherlands crosses 2 GW mark

Around 525 MW of installed PV was connected to the grid in the Netherlands in 2016, according to provisional numbers provided by the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

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