It takes place (so far) mainly in Belgium. Solar panels that stop working when the sun shines.
Grid operator Fluvius has already received 2,397 complaints about failing solar panels this year. That is 65 percent more than last year, report Het Nieuwsblad and Het Belang van Limburg.
Owners of solar panels hope for a lot of sun. Except, of course, if the inverter of their installation always fails. This is a kind of protection when the electricity grid can no longer process the excess electricity produced. Since it then takes a while before the installation is active again, the owners lose a lot of power.
The problem mainly arises in areas where many installations are located together or where the electricity has to travel longer distances. As a result, in sunny weather, the excess electricity produced cannot be properly processed and the installations fail.