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Solgrid: will build Varberg Norra, one of Sweden’s largest solar power plants

  • Sector: Energy
  • Date: March 10, 2021

Solgrid has joined forces with Solkompaniet from Sweden, which is responsible for the design, procurement and construction of the 4.8 MW solar power plant, which is located on the Swedish west coast and is called Varberg Norra.

The solar power plant will consist of 9 000 ground-mounted solar panels distributed over 23 000 m2 and is expected to produce over 5 500 MWh of clean solar power a year. To put this in perspective, the solar power plant will be able to supply the annual consumption of approximately 360 Swedish houses or 1800 apartments. The modules to be used are double-sided, which means increased production also in winter when snow on the ground reflects the sunlight into the back of the modules.

Varberg Norra represents the start of Solgrid’s investment in large-scale solar power in the Nordic region. The solar power plant will start construction Q2 2021 and is expected to supply electricity to the grid already after the summer. The conditions are very good, with good exposure to sunlight and favorable temperature conditions for the solar panels, says Kristin Melsnes, CEO at Solgrid.