Sunshine and solar panel
Photo: NTB scanpix

Solar power

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.

Towards number one

As the world’s energy demands continue to increase, solar power will play an ever more important role in the global energy system. A sharp drop in the cost of solar technology coupled with an increasing demand for renewable energy means that solar power is now the fastest-growing energy source in the world.
Man standing beside solar panels
Photo: Ole Martin Wold

Rundedal solar park in the Netherlands

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 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.

Read more about our strategic ambitions

Solar panels from underneath
Photo: Ole Martin Wold

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.

How solar plants work

Find out more about our solar assets

Statkraft has solar assets in Germany and the Netherlands. Find out more about our global solar power activities by exploring the map below.