Sweden

Small solar parks appear in Sweden

pv magazine‘s delve into unsung solar markets continues with a look at Sweden. While its installation numbers are small, solar in the Scandinavian nation has developed steadily, and megawatt scale installations are beginning to appear.

PPA-linked solar park comes online in Sweden

The 5.8 MW Sparbanken Skåne Solar Park is in the Sjöbo Kommun, in the southern region of Skåne. The facility is selling more than half its output to the spot market and around a third to Swedish bank Sparbanken Skåne under a 10-year PPA. The rest is being traded on the Nord Pool electricity certificate market for renewable energy in Sweden and Norway.

Global renewables investment fell in the first half of this year

While Spain, Sweden, Ukraine and Brazil attracted more funds than last year, China’s transition to an auction-based procurement system and slow performance overall in Europe saw worldwide backing decrease. BloombergNEF does expect investments to ramp up in the second half, however.

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‘Large scale solar offers grid parity in Sweden’

Renewable energy company Eneo Solutions AB has signed a letter of intent for a 20-year power supply deal linked to a 10 MW solar park it will start building in November. The energy buyer is Swedish financial services provider Swedbank. The plant, scheduled for completion by mid-2020, will meet 30% of Swedbank’s electricity demand.

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Northvolt secures $1bn for battery gigafactory in Sweden

Initially, the company will construct a 16 GWh factory plus a joint venture fab with Volkswagen in Germany, which will also have a throughput of 16 GWh. Both factories could be extended to tap further into the large market for battery cells in Europe.

Solar, EVs and energy storage among the few technologies keeping pace with energy transition goals

Among 45 critical energy technologies and sectors assessed in a tracking report by the International Energy Agency, only seven are keeping hopes alive that climate, energy access and air pollution goals can be met.

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Hanergy’s $1bn HanTile announcement has turned out to be a typo

The thin film manufacturer says it has issued clarifications to media after pv magazine pointed out it had announced a blockbusting HanTile agreement in the wake of Intersolar Europe.

Fortum pairs li-ion storage with hydropower plant in Sweden

The Finnish utility has switched on a 5 MW/6.2 MWh lithium-ion battery storage system at a hydropower plant in Sweden.

Midsummer posts Q1 operating loss

The Swedish PV equipment supplier recorded an operating loss of roughly $513,000 in the first quarter of 2019, from an operating profit in the preceding three-month period. Net sales reached approximately $1.94 million.

Ikea to begin the sale of solar modules in Sweden

By 2025, the furniture giant plans to offer solar panels worldwide at its stores. The company is in negotiation with potential partners and a supplier for the sale of PV panels in Sweden, which is planned to start in the autumn.

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