SolarSuperState Prize 2017
Prize winner states:
2. SolarSuperState Prize 2017 Category Wind: Sweden
2. SolarSuperState Prize 2017 category WIND for Sweden
In the year 2006, the Swedish parliament made a law with the obligation for almost all electricity users to buy a certain part of the new renewable energy electricity to be produced during the next 10 years. Since 2009, Sweden shortened the permitting procedure for new wind turbines. The permitting process is since then based only on the Environmental Code instead of several other regulations. The Swedish Energy Agency has pointed out suitable areas of national interest for wind energy production. The counties, local authorities and the Swedish Energy Agency control the planning of the municipalities in order to get enough sites for new wind turbines. At the end of the year 2016, Sweden ranks second in the world with a cumulative installed wind power of some 650 Watt per capita.