The Swedish government wants to produce significantly more solar energy in Sweden, reports Aftonbladet. It has now appointed the Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten) with developing a strategy to integrate solar cells into Sweden’s current networks. The Swedish Energy Agency will produce an interim report on the proposed strategy by 28 March, 2016.
“There is a huge interest for solar energy and technological development is ongoing. At the same time it is today a very small source of our electricity”, said Minister for Energy, Ibrahim Baylan (S). According to Minister Baylan, only 0.06 % of last year’s electricity was produced by solar cells. “Even on our latitudes and with a summer like this one, solar cells can still be a powerful tool with present technological developments”, said Baylan. The government has therefore announced that the autumn budget will contain an investment of SEK 450 million in support of such installations.