The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) expects that in the period 2019-2020, the installed capacity of photovoltaic systems in the country will grow by almost five times. It is reported by Renen.
The agency’s report predicts that a total of 5 GW of solar capacities will be deployed in the country in the current and next years, and by the end of 2020 their installed capacity will exceed 9 GW.
By 2023, the agency forecasts a sector growth of up to 15 GW, and from 2023 to 2030 another 12 GW of solar power plants will be commissioned in the Netherlands, as a result of which the installed capacity of solar energy will reach approximately 27 GW – rooftop power plants will amount to about 30%. The agency notes that even in the worst case, by 2030, the installed capacity of solar energy could reach 18 GW. According to the optimistic scenario, there will be 36 GW by the indicated date.
Earlier it was reported that a floating SPP with a capacity of 48 MW will be built in Holland. Floating SPPs are a promising area for the development of solar energy in the Netherlands, where there is a huge number of inland waters.