Sweden

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).

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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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Sweden may launch probe into building permits for PV

The Swedish government has signalled plans to start discussions on implementing regulatory changes that could allow homeowners to install PV modules without first obtaining a special permit.

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Electric vehicle purchases rise by one-fifth in UK

New car registrations across Britain hit a 12-year high last month, with electric vehicles (EVs) accounting for 4.2% of that figure – a one-fifth increase on the previous month.

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EU project aims for improved solar-based hydrogen

The €2.5 million EU Horizon 2020 project coordinated by HZB tests materials to stabilize a membrane for photovoltaic-based hydrogen production.

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Midsummer receives CIGS equipment order

The Swedish tool maker reports the sale of its DUO thin film system for flexible CIGS to an undisclosed Asian customer.

Midsummer announce lightweight CIGS modules at 14% efficiency

Swedish production manufacturer Midsummer today announced that its client, an Asian module manufacturer, is producing lightweight flexible modules with CIGS technology with a conversion efficiency of 14%.

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