About The Dutch PV Portal
The Dutch PV Portal is a website on photovoltaic (PV) energy generation in the Netherlands, with the focus on PV system modelling.
The Dutch PV Portal has been created to provide publically accessible information on solar energy in the Netherlands, based on scientific research performed by the Photovoltaic Materials and Devices (PVMD) group at Delft University of Technology. The website combines the modelling expertise of the PVMD group with real-time and historical weather measurements of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) to create a realistic assessment of the potential for solar energy generation in the Netherlands.
With the Dutch PV Portal, the PVMD group hopes to increase the public understanding of solar energy and contribute to the application of photovoltaics as an energy source.
The first version of this website was launched and created in 2014, by TU Delft Master student Arianna Tozzi. In 2018, an extensively upgraded version (The Dutch PV Portal 2.0) was developed by another TU Delft Master student, Veikko Schepel. The current website is a continuation of the previous versions. This Dutch PV Portal 3.0 was launched in march 2020 and was developed by Marianne Klement as part of her Master thesis project at the PVMD group.
For more information on the model behind the PVP 2.0 website you can read the Master theses reports on the
Published peer reviewed paper
The Dutch PV portal 2.0: An online photovoltaic performance modeling environment for the Netherlands
Veikko Schepel, Arianna Tozzi, Marianne Klement, Hesan Ziar, Olindo Isabella, Miro Zeman