First photovoltaic panel put in place for Sweden’s largest solar park

13 September 2018 (Last Updated September 13th, 2018 11:56)

The first photovoltaic panel has been successfully installed at Sweden’s largest solar park, which is located near Säve airport.

First photovoltaic panel put in place for Sweden’s largest solar park
Lennart Carlsson, ABB, Alf Engqvist, Göteborg Energi, Ola Serneke, Serneke and Erik Martinson, Svea Solar put the first photovoltaic panel in place. Credit: Anna Rehnberg.

The first photovoltaic panel has been installed at Sweden’s largest solar park, located near Säve airport.

The project is part of an investment made by the Swedish state-owned solar energy company Göteborg Energi.

Göteborg Energi managing director Alf Engqvist said: “With our investment, we increase the production of renewable electricity and take another step towards a renewable energy system.

“We have always had great experience and relations with ABB and so it felt quite natural to include them in this journey.”

“Innovative solutions for solar power applications will be connected to the ABB Ability platform, which allows plant operators to monitor and control the facility.”

Spread across 11ha of land, the 5.5MW solar park will have the capacity to generate nearly 5,000kWh of electricity per year and will be enough to meet the yearly electricity needs of 1,100 households.

For this project, Swiss technology company ABB will be delivering a substation with switchgear, distribution transformers, and relays along with control equipment and inverters.

Innovative solutions for solar power applications will be connected to the ABB Ability platform, which allows plant operators to monitor and control the facility.

ABB Sweden managing director Johan Söderström said: “It is great to be part of Sweden’s largest solar energy investment, together with Göteborg Energi.

“The changeover to renewable energy sources in the electricity grid is ongoing and sustainable power supply is crucial for the future. Advanced technology and digital solutions will play an important role in the energy transition.”

The solar park is expected to be commissioned in November.