Solar energy will not become an integral part of the energy supply system in Europe until suppliers, including private residences, have unlimited access to the energy grid.
In practice, this would mean that they could supply their self-produced solar energy to the grid at a profitable rate 24/7.
This is not yet the case today, mainly due to the limiting price and supply agreements. Consequently, the development of smart grids and energy storage systems will prove decisive in terms of the growth of solar energy in the coming years.
This is what Edwin Koot, CEO of Solarplaza, an international information platform on solar energy, expects to happen: