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.


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.

Swedish Energy Agency eyes PV to achieve 100% renewables by 2040

Though PV will remain in the shadow of wind and hydropower in the north of Europe, an ambitious solar deployment scenario in Sweden could lift the market into the gigawatt club through to 2040.


Swedish researchers develop ultra-fast hydrogen leak detector

The discovery could provide a great leap forward in the feasibility of using hydrogen-powered cars to curb global transport emissions.


Sweden allocates $80 million for solar rebates in 2019

The sum devoted to the rebate scheme was increased by another $32.4 million on top of what the government had previously allocated. The percentage covering the costs for buying and installing a PV system will be lowered from 30% to 20%, which may result in a higher number of installations and larger growth volumes.


Sweden installs record 180 MW of solar in 2018

The northern European country’s cumulative installed solar capacity reached 411 MW at the end of 2018. Around 10,000 new PV systems were deployed in total last year.


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