Wind becoming second-largest energy source in Sweden

Increased focus on renewable energy sources and bigger investments push wind to the top of the list, says the Swedish Wind Energy Association.

Photo: René Schütze

It might not be surprising that recent years have seen quite an increase in wind energy on Swedish soil. Nevertheless, the Swedish Wind Energy Association (SWEA) is now confident that wind could become the second-largest energy source in the country within the next few years.

The Swedish wind market took a major step in 2020 and closed with an investment decision for 1.4 GW. Adding the year's last quarter, SWEA's forecast is for wind power to move toward being Sweden's second-largest energy generator within a few years, while there's also great potential for growth and electrification in the nation, which remains held back by a lack of capacity in the main grid.

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