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Did you know that your house is a power station, Or your children’s school or the building where you work? Each building in Østfold can produce its own electricity. Short distance electricity is the best insurance against rising electricity prices.
We’ve all felt the electricity price hike in our wallets. Norway was a country with good access to adequate and cheap electricity. This is no longer the case. Unfortunately, it does not go away on its own
If we don’t take action now, we risk one energy deficit in 2027according to Statnett.
Since in the next few years we have to phase out the use of fossil energy in transportation, agriculture and industry, we have to create a new green industry. It requires large amounts of renewable energy, which we do not currently have.
The fastest way to produce more electricity is to install solar cells in homes, commercial buildings, municipal buildings, and industrial buildings.
The sun shines regardless of whether we use it or not, we have the technology, the houses are already built and the industry is ready to install solar panels. So what are we waiting for?
By the end of 2022, approximately 0.25 TWh of solar capacity has been developed in Norway. Last year, the market grew by 300 percent, and this year’s forecast shows that growth could reach another 100 percent. If the authorities facilitate solar energy, growth can also continue, and
And there’s a lot to learn, Multiconsult has calculated that the technical potential for solar energy on facades and rooftops in Norway is 66 TWh per year. This is approximately half of Norway’s electricity consumption in a normal year.
A large percentage of this can be achieved at reasonable costs and without a private network investment. Hence solar energy can become a major contributor to securing Norway’s energy balance in a socially sound manner, with a low degree of conflict.
Politicians should know their visiting hours and make specific plans for how to take advantage of this source of power.
We can start solar energy tomorrow. You just have to decide. We as an industry are ready. We get conflict-free, renewable electricity in no time.
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