About 700 megawatts of photovoltaic installations are connected to the grid in the Netherlands in 2017, according to data provided by the Netherlands' central bureau of statistics (CBS).At this point, the total solar pv capacity in the Netherlands reached 2.7 gigawatts, and the proportion of solar power in the country's electricity generation increased from 1.3% in 2016 to 1.75%.
In terms of increments, 2017 will be the biggest year for new installed capacity in the Netherlands.
According to provisional statistics released by the Netherlands central statistics agency (CBS), the Dutch solar market grew the most last year, adding about 700 megawatts, to 2.7 gigawatts.
By comparison, the total installed capacity in 2016 was 534 megawatts, compared with 467 mw and 302 mw in 2015 and 2014 respectively.
People in the industry said that looking ahead to 2018, the new solar pv capacity in the Netherlands is expected to exceed 1 gigawatts.
The main driver of the Dutch market is still the SDE+ programme for large solar and renewable energy, while the net measurement of residential and commercial pv has declined in the past two years.