Asian brands dominate the module landscape in the Benelux
(PresseBox) (Bonn, )The market in the Benelux is relatively small, as only 322 MW were installed in 2014. This means a further decrease as compared to the year before. The residential segment of systems up to 10kW is the dominant segment in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Installers in the Benelux most commonly offer Asian brands in their portfolio, with Yingli and LG amongst the most purchased manufacturers. However, hardly any installers offer one brand exclusively as they usually have a broad variety on stock. Less than a quarter of all surveyed installers already offer or plan to offer energy storage. Pricing and a lack of trust in the technology are the main reasons why not more installers in the Benelux want to install storage solutions.
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