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Sol Voltaics moves toward commercialization for GaAs film solution

Swedish materials company Sol Voltaics announced that it has successfully produced gallium arsenide (GaAs) nanowires, bringing its efficiency boosting film a step closer to commercialization.


Swedish Parliament approves cancellation of solar tax

The tax was applied to PV installations for self-consumption with a capacity of over 255 kW. The move is expected to revive Sweden’s solar market after the disappointing performance (due to the tax) registered last year.

Midsummer sees profit increase for FY 2016

Financial results for 2016 posted by the Swedish thin film equipment supplier show that revenues almost doubled to SEK 60 million ($6.8 million) for the full year. Midsummer also saw a significant profit increase to SEK 10 million ($1.1 million).

Swedish Energy Agency pushes for more residential PV

The Swedish agency has launched an initiative to spread awareness on the advantages of PV among homeowners.

Sweden’s Infranode invests $11.3 million in distributed solar energy

The Swedish investment firm is also ready to commit a further $56.7 million to solar and geothermal heat pump energy assets.


Sweden and Norway extend joint electricity certificate system for renewables to 2030

The governments of Sweden and Norway have come to an agreement on how the electricity certificate system for renewable energies will be further implemented. The joint market-based support system of the two Scandinavian countries is open to power plants utilizing biofuels, wind, solar, hydro and tidal energy.

Sweden tops 140 MW of installed PV capacity

The Scandinavian country added only 13 MW of new PV systems in 2016. Around 52% of the cumulative capacity is represented by PV systems up to 20 kW.

Vattenfall to invest $226 million in solar and storage over next two years

The Swedish power utility announced a plan to invest heavily in renewable energies over the next two years. The company said investments in solar and storage will reach 2 billion SEK ($226.3 million).


Sweden allocates $25.6 million for solar rebates in 2017

The Swedish Energy Agency Energimyndigheten has allocated 225 million SEK ($25.6 million) for the support of solar energy in 2017. The funds will be used for the country’s solar rebate program.

Sweden’s plan to reduce tax for self-consumption by 98% moves forward

The Swedish government is proposing a 98% reduction to the tax on electricity generated by renewable energy power generators over 255 kW. The new rules were submitted to local Parliament and, if approved, would come into force by January 2018 at the latest.


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