‘Europese markt voor solar zal binnen 3 jaar 80% groeien’

18 februari 2016 – Binnen drie jaar zal de Europese markt voor zonne-energie met 80% groeien. Dat verwacht Solar Power Europe. Vorig jaar is voor heel Europa de verkoop van zonnepanelen met 15% gegroeid.

Solar Power Europe, een belangenorganisatie van de Europese zonnepanelen-industrie, heeft de markt voor PV-systemen verkend en de uitkomst gerapporteerd in de ‘Global Market Outlook for Solar Power 2015-2019’.

Uit het rapport
‘(…) Some of the main findings of our market analysis:

  • At least 40 GW of PV systems were installed globally in 2014, up from 37 Gw in 2013 setting a new record for the solar PV sector
  • China, Japan and USA were the three top markets in 2014
  • the 540 GW mark at a global level could be reached in five years’ time
  • 7 Gw of PV capacity were connected to the grid in Europe in 2014, compared to 10.5 GW in 2013 and 17.7 GW in 2012
  • For the first time, the United Kingdom lead the development of solar power in Europe with 2.4 GW, followed by Germany (1.9 GW) and France (927 MW)
  • Solar PVis covering more than 7 % of the electricity demand in 3 countries in Europe: Italy, Germany and Greece
  • Solar Power could grow in Europe by 80 % by 2019 (…)

Looking at the leading markets, the UK took the first place in Europe with 2.4 GW installed. Moreover, while these 2.4 GW represent the official figure in terms of connections; real installations could have been higher based on the module shipment recorded in the country. Second in 2014, Germany installed less than 2 GW (1.9 GW), below the official target of 2.5 GW. The global PV leader was under pressure to lower the costs of the support system, with new regulations leading to a 75% reduction of the market over two years (from 7.6 GW to 1.9 GW). France, the third European market in 2014 installed close to 1 GW, driven by tenders granted in the past and the growing distributed market.

Beside the top three countries, Italy is in a transition period with less than 400 MW installed despite a good regulatory framework. In markets driven by net-metering, the evolution was rather negative in Belgium and Denmark, while the market in The Netherlands increased in 2014. Portugal and Austria installed more than 100 MW. (…)’

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Persbericht Solar Power Europa
‘(…) In 2015, European countries connected around 8 GW of solar power systems to electrical networks, according to first estimates by SolarPower Europe, the association of the solar power sector in Europe. Demand for solar power systems in European countries increased by around 15% year-on-year, compared to 6.95 GW of new grid-connected solar power capacity in 2014.
“It is good to see the European solar power sector again on the growth path in 2015,” says James Watson, CEO of SolarPower Europe. Peaking in 2011, demand for solar power installations in Europe declined for 3 consecutive years. Europe’s solar growth in 2015, however, is primarily based on the strong UK market, demand for solar systems in most other countries stayed flat or declined. Watson added, “Solar needs clear signals from policy makers in Europe to be able to contribute to achieving the climate goals agreed in Paris. With solar being competitive for residential and commercial applications in most European countries today, investors need a secure political framework for generation, self-consumption and storage of solar energy.”
Annual global grid-connected solar rose by over 25% to more than 50 GW in 2015, from 40.1 GW in 2014.
SolarPower Europe is unique in comparison to other market analysts, because it examines grid- connected solar systems rather than product shipments or installations.
Final numbers for 2015 will be presented in a new report in March. Estimates for 2016, including market forecasts until 2020, will be published in SolarPower Europe’s ‘Global Market Outlook For Solar Power 2016 – 2020,’ which will be launched at Intersolar Europe in June. (…)’

Uit een bericht van Solar Magazine
‘(…) De afzet van zonnepanelen is in Europa voor het eerst in 3 jaar tijd weer gegroeid. Dit blijkt uit cijfers die SolarPower Europe heeft gepresenteerd. Daarbij zijn Engeland, maar ook Nederland kartrekkers. Verder worden ook Portugal en Denemarken als sterke markten genoemd. In een webinar waarin de resultaten zijn toegelicht dicht SolarPower Europe het Verenigd Koninkrijk ook in 2016 nog een belangrijk rol toe, ondanks dat de subsidies na het eerste kwartaal fors worden gereduceerd. Verder verwacht de organisatie veel van Frankrijk, Portugal, Denemarken en Nederland. Bovendien wordt er rekening mee gehouden dat ook de Duitse markt weer zal opkrabbelen en 2 tot 2,5 gigawatt zal installeren. Volgens SolarPower Europe heeft het Verenigd Koninkrijk overigens in 2015 3,5 gigawatt pv-vermogen verwelkomd. Daarmee neemt het een zeer groot deel van de 8 gigawatt die Europa heeft verwelkomd voor haar rekening. (…)’

Bronnen
Solar Power Europe, 9 februari 2016: European solar market grows 15% in 2015
Solar Power Europe, rapport: Global Market Outlook for Solar Power 2015-2019 (pdf, 32 pag.)
Solar Magazine, 11 februari 2016: SolarPower Europe: afzet zonnepanelen in EU gegroeid, Engeland en Nederland kartrekkers

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