Sweden

Sweden

Sweden

Windpower Monthly rating 3.0/5

Google Translate

Our rating is based on a combination of project pipeline, political and policy support, investor confidence and structural readiness of the country in terms of grid infrastructure, permitting process and local supply chain.

Estimate of installed and operating wind power capacity based on the latest statisitics and measured against the Windpower Intelligence database.

All political parties look favourably upon wind-power production and new developments in Sweden.

While wind power capacity exceeded 9GW at the beginning of 2020, plans to generate all of the country's electricity from renewable sources by 2040 call for a substantial increase.

A number of step changes are considered necessary, in order for this to happen. Not least, reform of the Green Certificates Scheme that is currently shared with Norway, but that Norway intends to end in 2021.

Simplification and streamlining of the planning and permitting process would also help, as would investment in the grid infrastructure and offshore wind capacity.

Should these steps be taken, it is thought likely that wind could eventually meet more than half of Sweden’s electricity demand.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Europe In Depth

Windtech: Click-on and go device promises fast turbine evacuation

Quick access to a safe way to escape from a turbine fire is key to saving lives. Eize de Vries finds out why a new evacuation system claims to have the edge over traditional rope-based rescue solutions

WindEconomics: Solar PV narrowly beats wind on costs in UK

By 2035, offshore wind will be cheaper than onshore, government predicts

Insight Report: French wind passes coronavirus 'stress test'

Sector shrugs off H1 installation drop and hopes for 'ripple effect' as stimulus package homes in on energy transition

French startup looks to onshore wind for green hydrogen

Construction starts on a pioneering green hydrogen plant powered by onshore wind turbines leaving the support system

Covid-19 Insight Report: Spain

Resurging sector proves resilient in hard hit Spain

Europe Latest News

Europe’s ‘hidden demand’ for green hydrogen could hit 1,400TWh

Demand could see the technology become mainstream in three years according to a report from a new coalition backed by WindEurope, Nordex and RWE Renewables

RWE to sell 49% stake in Humber Gateway wind farm

RWE continues its strategy of selling stakes in its offshore wind assets to fund investments in further renewable energy development

Vestas launches probe as newly installed V150 collapses in Sweden

Vestas and developer Wpd have launched investigation after a newly installed Vestas V150 turbine collapsed at a Swedish wind farm over the weekend

GE 'in talks' to set up UK offshore wind turbine factory

GE Renewable Energy is understood to be negotiating with UK government officials over a wind turbine factory in north-east England or eastern Scotland

ORE Catapult plans 3D wind turbine blade printing

The UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult will invest in prototype blade manufacturing facility that uses additive manufacturing