In an article published in DN on November 17, Jonas Noland claims that there is no quick fix for electrifying Norway, and rejects solar and wind energy as solutions.

Norway faces a difficult energy situation with there soon to be no power in eastern Norway until 2035, a poor energy balance and a potential energy deficit as early as 2028. At the same time, industry needs more affordable energy for electricity.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is now crystal clear that solar energy will grow faster, become the largest and cheapest globally. Solar energy is also growing the fastest in this country, and last year it accounted for 80 percent of the total newly developed energy capacity. Nearly 0.5 TWh has been built so far, with a planned 33-fold increase by 2030 to reach the government’s target of eight TWh, which the solar industry believes is fully achievable.

If the same growth continues after 2030, then before 2050 we will reach 45 TWh of energy produced annually.

Solar energy in Norway today is mostly built without subsidies, and only small installations for private homes receive subsidies. The solar energy being built is therefore actually profitable, in addition to contributing much needed energy. Solar energy also fits well into the energy mix with hydro and wind.

Noland is clearly interested in nuclear power and its advantages, but even under very optimistic scenarios, nuclear power would not be built in Norway before 2035. In the meantime, we may have added needed, welcome and profitable renewable energy in the form of solar and power. winds.

Within a few years, we can quickly build a lot of renewable energy, and already in 2030, it is very likely that solar energy will account for five percent of the energy produced in Norway. So why don’t we exploit the potential?(conditions)Copyright Dagens Næringsliv AS and/or our suppliers. We would like you to share our cases using links that lead directly to our pages. No copying or other use of all or part of the Content may be permitted except with written permission or as permitted by law. For more terms see here.