The Netherlands - 658 megawatts at the end of Q2/18

According to Dutch New Energy Research, 658 MW and 2.3 million solar modules were installed in the first 6 months of 2018.
The research institute Dutch New Energy Research reports in its first issue of Dutch Solar Quarterly that in the first half of 2018 approximately 2.3 million solar modules were installed in the Netherlands. This corresponds to the electricity consumption of 170,000 households and a CO2 saving of almost 0.5 megatons per year. Rolf Heynen, director of the research agency Dutch New Energy Research, expects an even larger expansion in the second half of 2018. In addition to photovoltaic systems on residential buildings, it is mainly photovoltaic systems on company roofs that are installed. In the first half of the year, more than 50 percent of the 658 megawatts were installed on company roofs. In addition to systems on private and commercial roofs, solar parks in particular are contributing to the increase in new construction. According to Dutch Solar Quarterly, those parks have increased by almost 60 percent in the first six months compared to the entire calendar year 2017.

Dutch Solar Quarterly
The document was prepared by Dutch New Energy Research in collaboration with the research agency Motivaction. Among other things, they conducted market research among consumers and produced a first edition with more than 130 pages. The report answers questions from consumers:

Who would you buy solar modules from? 
What are the most important reasons to invest in photovoltaics? 
Which consumer groups buy solar modules? 
And what risks do consumers see when buying solar modules? 

Dutch Solar Quarterly is published four times a year and is completely in English. With a paid subscription, customers receive 16 digital reports per year and one printed copy per quarter.

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