Solar power in the Netherlands has installed 665 megawatt (MW) of photovoltaics as of the end of 2013. By August 2014, the total had reached 1 GW. Subsidies of 33 euro cents per kWh introduced in 2008 had failed to attract much development, but when they were curtailed, Dutch banded together to make large purchases at discount instead.
The largest solar installation in the Netherlands is the 2.2 MW array at the Floriade expo center built in 2002 in Haarlemmermeer. In 2011, a 500-kilowatt solar array was added to the roof of Rotterdam’s central train station. A 6 MW solar farm is planned to begin construction in 2015 on Ameland island.
In 2012 solar capacity more than doubled to 321 MW with new added capacity of 175 MW. According to the Dutch grid operators, solar capacity grew to a cumulative power of 655.4 MW at the end of 2013 
In November 2014 SolaRoad, the world's first experimental solar cycle path, was opened in the village of Krommenie. The aim of the project is to test the practicality and cost efficiency of embedding solar panels into a cycle path. The idea is that the path, which is expected to generate 50 to 70 kWh/m² each year, can power anything from street lights or traffic lights to electric cars or houses. The developers of SolaRoad believe that up to 20% of the 140,000 km of road in Holland could potentially be used to harvest solar energy.