More flexible power dire need: breakthrough batteries in the Netherlands and Flanders a fact

The installation of tens of thousands of home batteries in Flanders and large-scale batteries in the Netherlands and Belgium by 2023 confirms the final breakthrough of batteries. With the approaching end of net-metering, more own consumption of solar electricity is essential to shorten the payback period of solar panels, which will accelerate the final breakthrough of home batteries in the Netherlands.

In both the Netherlands and Flanders, millions of citizens have installed solar panels, increasing the demand for energy storage. This has led to a plethora of permit applications for batteries, especially from industry.

Flanders leads with more than 50,000 home batteries installed by 2022, despite a decline after subsidies cease in April 2023. The Netherlands is also preparing for the breakthrough of home batteries, with wholesalers and installers seeing this as a market opportunity.