Fronius, Jinko, IBC and Krannich see good solar business in the Netherlands

2/6/17, 2:00 PM -

Solar market Netherlands (part two). Fronius, Jinko Solar, IBC Solar and Krannich Solar see good solar business opportunites in the Netherlands for 2017, as pv Europe found out. Risk factor could be a policy change under a new government and the removal of net metering.

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Residential PV rooftop installation with 17.64 kW in Netherlands.

“We expect a total market volume in Netherlands of around 500 megawatts in 2017”, says Gregor Bücker from Jinko Solar. He hopes to sell around 50 to 70 MW there, around 30-40 MW for projects and around 30 MW in distribution. As chances Bücker sees the SDE+ scheme, bigger seized and ground-mount PV projects and a stable residential market.

Fronius optimistic

“The business development in the Netherlands for Fronius is developing positively. Marketing activities were strengthened in 2016 and market shares could be increased by these measures. The upward trend will continue in 2017 through constant growth”, Wolfgang Ammer, Area Sales Manager of Fronius says.

Krannich sees growth of around five percent

„On the part of Krannich, we expect a stable market development and expect a growth of approximately five percent”, Head of Marketing Anita Hartmeyer states. Main applications are residential PV systems. “Due to the ongoing net metering there is no residential storage market”, she says.

IBC Solar: strong residential market

“In 2017, we are forecasting a PV expansion in the Netherlands of about 550 MW, assuming that the residential market will see the greatest growth”, Christina Pfeufer, speaker of IBC Solar told pv Europe. “On the positive side, we perceive that the Dutch government - at least currently still - is approaching piece by piece in the solar sector. However, this trend could end again with the new elections in March. Currently the Renewable Energy Saving System SDE + 2016 is a good incentive for larger installations over 15 kW. Small plants can receive EIA subsidies. The Energy Efficiency Initiative (EIA) is an instrument of the state to promote investment in energy efficiency through tax deductions for energy efficient resources”, she says.

Very price driven market

“As an inhibiting factor we see that the net metering for small plants with an output of less than 15 kW is to be removed. Furthermore the Dutch PV market is still a very young, yet still very price-driven market. In addition, there are still some companies that are not in the industry and want to co-operate in the growth of the market, but unfortunately do not have the necessary expertise to properly plan and install systems”, Pfeufer adds. (HCN)

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