The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) commissioned a study that resulted in a new Roadmap for PV systems and applications in The Netherlands. One of the participating researchers is Wilfried van Sark, solar energy researcher at Utrecht University.
Electricity from solar power (PV) plays an important role in the transition towards a sustainable future. Solar power is expected to supply 25 to 30% of the Dutch energy demand in the near future. Experts have calculated that the installed capacity will be 50 GWp (Gigawatt-peak, the yield in electrical power of solar cells under standard circumstances) by 2030 in the Netherlands.
In order to guide the route towards this goal we need to know where exactly we foresee the installed PV capacity to be developed, and what innovations are needed to realize this in a technically and economically feasible way.
The research was carried out by the Solar Energy Application Centre (SEAC), Topconsortium voor Kennis en Innovatie (TKI) Urban Energy and Utrecht University, commissioned by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).