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    Swedish solar farm by European Energy is approved

    The Land and Environment Court in Vaxjo has given its approval to European Energy’s 128.5 MW solar park at Svedberga, outside of Helsingborg.


    The project, which would be Sweden’s largest solar park to date, is about to begin construction after being put on hold earlier this year when the County Board in Skane voted to reject the proposal.


    However, the Vaxjo Land and Environment Court ruled that the judgment was incorrect. If the ruling is upheld, the solar park may begin producing electricity as early as 2024, increasing supply and pushing electricity rates lower.


    According to the Land and Environmental Court’s ruling, European Energy’s suggested environmental protection measures and adjustments are enough. They mention the comprehensive environmental impact assessment among other things.


    Jens-Peter Zink, Deputy CEO of European Energy, said “The solar park will generate new green electricity corresponding to the annual consumption of 35,000 residential households, which is the largest single contribution of new electricity to the region in many years.”


    A total of 232.5 hectares make up the Svedberga solar park, of which around a third will be used to generate solar power. Agriculture can be practiced on the remaining land. Many trees and bushes will be planted along the solar park’s outside perimeter as a reinforcement of biological diversity.


    Head of Projects in Sweden, Norway and Finland for European Energy Peter Braun said “The plan is to have the entire park completed in 2023 and in production in 2024.”

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