Norwegian sunlight – an international export

The Norwegian solar industry is growing, with companies selling goods and services to some 50 countries all over the world and many new entrants to the market.

New and established companies can be found in all parts of the supply chain, from production and development to consultancy, installation and solar-farm ownership. These businesses are servicing the market at all levels, from major projects and systems for industrial buildings and private homes to smaller, off-the-grid systems.

As yet, the Norwegian solar industry remains small, employing 1,200 people in Norway and accounting for just 0.3%–0.4% of total Norwegian exports. With a few exceptions, the businesses in the industry are small and medium-sized enterprises.

These are the main findings from a survey of Norwegian solar industry stakeholders conducted by Multiconsult on behalf of Export Credit Norway, NORWEP and the Norwegian Solar Energy Cluster and presented at the International Solar Day in Oslo  on 28 February.

“The Norwegian solar industry needs to think big,” writes Ivar Slengesol in an opinion piece in the weekly engineering magazine Teknisk Ukeblad. Slengesol is Director of Strategy and Business Development at Export Credit Norway.

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Published 19. Mar 2019