August 8, 2022
◼ Feed-in tariff scheme postponed in the Netherlands
Feed-in tariff scheme is suspended till 2025 in the Netherlands.
Recent reports indicate that the scheme has been postponed again for 2 years. Originally it was planned to be implemented in 2023 with introduction of 9% feed-in tariff per year. However, now the feed-in traiff of 64% will start directly from January 1st, 2025. Thus, FIT is skipped for 2 years but stick to the original plan of setting the export value to 0 in 2031.
Customers can still benefit from the previous solar regulation for two years, but now it is a matter of more than 1.5 million Dutch households with photovoltaic systems increasingly facing voltage problems in the low-voltage grid. The reason for this is that the share of renewable energies in the electricity grid is increasing and the climate target is also being missed, as the EU is urging its member countries to use photovoltaic electricity themselves.
What can my-PV do to get around this?
my-PV uses self-generated PV electricity and uses it for heating purposes (hot water, space heating). In the last six months, as inflation and gas prices rose and various wars - also on European soil - came increasingly into focus, statistics have shown that renewable energies for heating have risen sharply, and so have solutions from my-PV.
Products such as AC•THOR, AC•THOR 9s and AC ELWA-E are now more popular than ever, even though there is (still) no incentive in the Netherlands to use PV electricity directly. However, the prohibitive prices of fossil juice are forcing the use of other alternatives and paving the way to sustainability.
Nold Jaeger, Senior Policy Officer at Holland Solar also emphasises the importance of self-consumption of self-generated solar power in the following statement:
"It is important to stimulate direct self-consumption of solar power generated by consumers, otherwise the problems in the low-voltage grid will only increase. [...] "