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 6 GW 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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Low Emissions Scenario
According to our Low Emissions Scenario, solar PV will become the largest source of power generation already in 2035, and in 2050 it will meet close to 40 per cent of the world’s energy demand. By that time, the cost of solar PV will have fallen by 50 per cent...
Location: Emmen, the NetherlandsPhoto: Ole Martin Wold
Lange Runde solar energy park will help the Netherlands meet its climate targets. Bart Robrecths and Andrea Boccabella from Statkraft's solar team kept the construction process on track.
Renewables: Bright future for solar energy
The sun is the fastest-growing energy source in the world. If the trend continues, up to 30 per cent of the world's electricity needs can be met by solar energy by 2040. This has renewed Statkraft's interest in investing in solar power.
Location: Banja, AlbaniaPhoto: Statkraft
Floating solar power being tested in the reservoir at Statkraft's hydropower plant in Banja, Albania.
Renewable: First floating solar power plant
Calm reservoirs in sunny southern regions. Why not double the benefits and use the hydropower reservoirs to produce solar power too? For the first time, Statkraft is testing floating solar power at a hydropower plant in Albania.
Location: Dörverden, GermanyPhoto: Sabine Grothues
In 2016, Statkraft installed a large set of batteries at the Dörverden run-of-river power plant in Germany.
Renewable: Balancing with batteries
Solar cells generate power when the sun shines, and wind turbines when the wind blows, but not necessarily when the need for energy is greatest. Can batteries store renewable energy "in a can" – for later use?
Statkraft Solar Solutions focuses on the corporate market, such as here in Pavagada, near Bangalore.
Country series: Renewable energy boom in India
The world's largest democracy is "blessed" with substantial coal reserves. Fortunately, India also has 300 days of sunshine a year. This can be crucial in the battle to reach global climate goals.
Photo: Torbjörn Bergkvist
Virtual power plant: Europe's biggest power plant is 100 per cent renewable
It tolerates shifting weathers, consists of 1,400 independent power producers and has an installed capacity of more than 10,000 MW. What we are talking about? Europe's biggest virtual power plant.
Renewables leader Statkraft boosts solar capability with the acquisition of Solarcentury
Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, has signed an agreement to acquire the solar pioneer Solarcentury. Together the companies are well positioned for accelerated growth in solar and to become one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies.
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 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.
Read more about our strategic ambitions
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.
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