The use of solar energy is increasing significantly in Denmark

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Solar energy is an element in the Danish green strategy of making the future energy supply based on renewable energy.

Despite Denmark’s geographical location in Scandinavia, Northern Europe with dark winters and not always that sunny summers, the use of solar energy is increasing across the country. The use of solar energy is one element in the green Danish strategy adapted by the Danish Parliament.
A broad political commitment will assure that 35 per cent of the Danish energy supply will be based on renewables by 2020, making it ambitious 100 per cent by 2050.

In Denmark solar power is used in two different ways: Solar panels, which are used to heat up buildings and to produce district heating, and solar cells, which are used to produce electricity. 

Private households and public institutions have the possibility of “storing” surplus production in the public grid, which makes solar panels attractive. Credit: Smileus, Dreamstime.com.

Private households and public institutions have the possibility of “storing” surplus production in the public grid, which makes solar panels attractive. In addition the costs of solar panels has dropped significantly in recent years.

New huge solar park will be the largest in the Nordic region

In early 2020, construction of a new large solar cell area will begin at the abandoned Vandel airfield, which will be able to generate enough electricity to cover approximately 34,000 households’ total electricity consumption. The new solar park will be the largest in the Nordic region.

Solar power can contribute to make Denmark independent of fossil fuels by 2050. Credit: Lovelyday, Dreamstime.com.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, tvsyd.dk, Danish Energy Agency/ens.dk.

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