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Solar Energy Growth Explodes Through Local Initiatives

The growth of solar energy in the Netherlands is unstoppable.

Thanks to hundreds of local initiatives striving for both sustainability as well as independence, the market is growing from the grassroots level, increasing as much as 250 percent in 2012.

According to experts, it is expected that the number of solar panels and solar energy will more than double in the coming years.

Last year in the Netherlands 145 megawatts of new solar panels were installed. That is 3.5 times more power than generated in 2011. Most panels are purchased through the joint initiatives of the general public.