Solar Energy – trends and smart solutions in Sweden

A recently made survey by Solar Region Skåne shows that in Skåne there are 481 solar power plants on-grid which in total produce 6.0 MW Energy. The solar energy production in Sweden are low but the production is increasing. For instance, Värnamo.nu reports that the Diocese of Växjö, Sweden will investigate how many of the buildings owned by the Church of Sweden that are suitable for Solar panel installation. In April the SOM-institute in Sweden published their survey ‘Public opinion on different energy sources 1999-2013’ (available in Swedish) showing that 81 % of the respondent wish to have more solar energy production. In second and third place came wind and wave power. Solar energy is the most popular energy source amongst the respondents in another survey conducted by Svensk Fastighetsförmedling in 2014. 64 % want renewable energy from solar power followed by wind power. 50 % of the respondents wish to be self-sufficient of electricity and only 1 % want fossil-fuel as an energy source for their private homes in the future.