The solar power market in Norway doubled in one year

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In 2019, solar panels with a capacity of 51 megawatts (MW) were installed in Norway, more than twice as much as in 2018. The largest growth is in commercial buildings.

Capacity has increased eightfold since the end of 2015, according to a report presented by the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) on Wednesday.

Altogether, about 120 MW of solar cells were installed in Norway by the end of 2019 – of which 100 MW are connected to the power grid.

“Very simply, this means that in the middle of the day, on a clear summer day, the solar cells in Norway can cover electricity consumption to 100,000 homes,” says Department Engineer Jarand Hole of NVE.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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