High Potential In The Dutch PV Market – Installers Concerned About The Effects Of COVID-19: EUPD Research

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The Dutch market has witnessed a strong growth over the past years; in addition a promising pipeline of 12 GW+ of solar PV projects has been provisioned under the SDE+ scheme, which is expected to be installed in the next years. With an expected installed capacity of almost 3 GW in 2020 the situation in the Netherlands is quite promising despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Global PV InstallerMonitor 2020/2021© targets PV installers in the main European PV markets plus Australia. This year, 106 Dutch installation companies participated in the survey. The report provides exclusive insights on the latest developments on the rooftop PV segment in the Netherlands.

Despite the promising market environment and a strong growth in 2019 and 2020, the Dutch installers are concerned about the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. 55% of the surveyed installers assessed that the impact of the corona virus had a negative or even significantly negative effect on their business last year. For 2021, even more of the installers (58%) expect (significantly) negative effects.

The majority of installers state that the pandemic had a negative effect on the customer demand and therefore their business. However, considering the Dutch pipeline, the future might be better than the surveyed installers expected.

This year’s version of the Global PV InstallerMonitor 2020/2021© for the Netherlands not only examines the current market situation and the expectations of the installers, but also the recurring topics of the report such as which module-, inverter- or storage brands installers carry in their portfolio, how and where they purchase their components, and to which extent they are satisfied with the brands they offer. This year a short section about electric mobility is included in the report as well.

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