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Solgrid: receives license to build Norway’s first industrial solar power plant

  • Sector: Energy
  • Date: May 5, 2022

  • Company: Solgrid is an energy company that develops, finances, builds and operates solar power plants in Nordic markets.

The Furuseth solar power plant, which will be built in Stor-Elvdal municipality, will be the first industrial scale solar power plant in Norway. We are very pleased to have received the license to build this historic solar power plant, says Kristin Melsnes, CEO at Solgrid.

Furuseth Solar Power Plant has a size of 42 acres, which uses ground-mounted solar cells which will partly be built in a disused gravel roof. The solar power plant is estimated to deliver 6.4 GWh a year,  which is equivalent to the electricity consumption of about 320 Norwegian households. Construction of the solar power plant is scheduled to start as early as August.

High power prices are a signal that there is a great need for more renewable production, and solar power will play an increasingly important role in the future, explains Melsnes. High power prices also make the projects, which are built without government subsidies, more profitable, concludes Melsnes.

Solgrid finalized its first solar power plant in Varberg in southern Sweden, which after a construction period of just 4.5 months, now delivers renewable power into the Swedish power grid.