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Norwegian cluster blames "old-fashioned" legislation for less PV energy

Fresh figures reveal that Norway installed 20 percent less solar energy in 2020 than in 2019. The industry fears that outdated legislation is mostly to blame.

Photo: Finn Frandsen

Newly installed photovoltaic energy in Norway took a dive in 2020.

Fresh numbers from the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) published on Wednesday show that around 40 MW in new solar energy were installed in Norway during 2020. A drop by more than 20 percent from the prior year. This means that, although there was considerable activity in 2020, it's the first time the industry has seen a decline.

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