Over the past years, the Dutch government has taken decisive action to diversify the energy sector away from fossil fuels and toward renewable sources, leading to a fast restructuring of the energy market. Even though there is still much work to be done, the Netherlands is poised to become an international leader in sustainable energy production and use. Bobsolar, Hong Kong-listed company Bob Eco’s solar branch, started its solar operations in the Netherlands in the fourth quarter of 2022. Bobsolar is a supplier of solar panels, microinverters and battery systems. Bob Eco’s CEO, Bob Ultee, announced that with the rapid growth and the growing organization, Bobsolar would be expanding quickly.
As energy usage per person in the Netherlands is high compared to other EU member states because of the country’s crucial industrial sector and its dependence on natural gas for energy generation, bob solar sees the Dutch market as a market that will only grow in the years to come. Recently, the Dutch government has taken measures to lower energy use and set lofty goals for renewable energy generation.
With the growing demand for solar products by consumers and businesses, Bobsolar had decided to not only focus on international expansion but also rapidly increase its activities in the Dutch market. The company has researched the market situation and concluded that the Dutch market demand would grow over the coming years. Also, with assumptions that there will be changes in the energy transition promotion and the netting arrangement in the country, Bobsolar has concluded that the market will not stop growing; it is more likely that individuals are more likely to start using home batteries, something the company is already making preparations for by increasing the number of home batteries it produces.
The Energy Transition, which aims to decrease carbon emissions, is the principal emphasis of Dutch energy policy. The Netherlands was an early EU member to declare its intention to phase out natural gas altogether. The Dutch government has spent much money researching and developing alternative energy sources to reach these lofty goals. The Netherlands has become one of the most prominent nations in Europe regarding wind power generation because of the country’s dedicated efforts in this area.
Current energy production:
Currently, in the Netherlands, close to 118 billion kWh in 2021. There will be savings of approximately 2 billion kWh by the year 2020 because of this. Renewable energy generation increased by 22 per cent, while fossil fuel generation fell by 33 per cent. Natural gas accounts for 47% of the Netherlands’ energy needs, followed by wind (15%), coal (14%), solar (10%), and biomass (8%), respectively. Nuclear power, petroleum, and hydroelectricity were all additional energy options.
Bobsolar sees a movement toward energy efficiency and the use of intelligent technology in the Dutch energy sector. The government has launched several programs to push residential and commercial establishments toward lower energy use and the adoption of energy-saving devices. Things like installing smart meters and requiring energy-efficiency labelling on equipment are part of this movement.