Rundedal solar park in the Netherlands
The world is embracing solar power on a scale we have never seen before. Statkraft has developed solar power for the past ten years, and our ambitions are high.
Solar power is a clean, abundant and inexhaustible source of energy. We develop and own solar power assets, and are looking for opportunities to expand both in Europe, South America and India.
Statkraft acquired solar pioneer Solarcentury in November 2020, gaining access to a highly skilled solar developer team across 12 countries and a 6GW pipeline (gross) in many high-growth markets including Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, France, Greece, Italy and Chile. Combined with our current project portfolio this immediately positions Statkraft as a leading developer in the European solar market.
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Our solar power ambitions
To meet the increased need for renewable energy solutions we are ramping up as a major solar and wind developer. We have built 1 GW of wind and solar, and have yet another gigawatt under construction. Our ambition is to develop at least 2 GW of solar power by 2025.
Solar power is a highly scalable energy source, as solar systems exist in many different sizes, from small plants on rooftops to utility-scale solar parks. Our strategic focus is on the latter type of development.
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How solar plants work
The energy from the sun’s radiations is referred to as solar energy. This energy is received as heat and light and can be converted to various useable forms – the most common being electricity. Photovoltaic cells convert the energy from solar radiations into electricity.
Richard MardonHead of Business & Project Dev, UK Wind and Solar