Sweden

Swedish Energy Agency revises statistics: new additions for 2016 totaled 79.2 MW

The new numbers reveal that the Swedish solar market grew by 63% last year compared to 2015, and that it surpassed 200 MW of cumulative installed power.

ABB signs MoU, will part-finance Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery fab in Sweden

The Swiss power electronics specialist is to work alongside Northvolt on the development of battery solutions, R&D and factory automation at a new state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery factory in Sweden.

First ever solar PPA signed in Sweden

Swedish renewable energy company Eneo Solutions AB was awarded a PPA for a 745 kW rootop PV project by the municipality of Järfälla through a tender process.

Sweden’s electricity certificate system sees share of solar increase

According to provisional figures, the amount of PV capacity operating in the Norwegian-Swedish electricity certificate market, mostly located in Sweden, has almost doubled in 2016.

Sweden allocates additional funds for solar rebates

A further 200 million SEK will be allocated for 2017, while another 525 million SEK will be provided in 2018. The funds will be used to support residential and commercial rooftop solar.

Commercial PV is a profitable business in Sweden, study

The study by the Swedish energy agency Energimyndigheten reveals that several companies in the Scandinavian country find PV a profitable solution, even without any sort of incentive.

Midsummer picks up new thin-film equipment orders

The Swedish PV equipment supplier has received an order for two of its DUO thin-film cell manufacturing lines. Midsummer has not named the company which placed the order, but states that it is a repeat order from an existing customer.

Sol Voltaics secures Europe’s largest solar funding round since 2015

The Sweden-headquartered PV technology pioneer has raised a record $21.3 million in financing to bring its new SolFilm thin-film technology to the market.

Port of Stockholm resumes commitment to solar energy as Sweden’s solar tax is canceled

Another commercial rootop PV system will be connected at a port’s facility on July 1, the same day in which the cancelation of the solar tax for commercial PV will be removed.

Sweden’s Trine raises $6 million in funding round for solar projects

The crowd-investment platform for profitable solar energy projects will use the funds to expand operations in in East Africa and Europe.