Denmark has seen large growth spurts when it comes to their solar energy capacity. Rising especially rapidly in 2012 and then again recently, the country is at a total photovoltaic capacity of 2188 MWh at the end of 2022. In this article, we present three companies that develop solar parks in Denmark, which are an extract of our database. These three developers play an important part for Denmark’s plan to reduce CO2 emissions by 70% by the year 2030.
1) European Energy: Renewables developer from Copenhagen, Denmark
Founded in 2004, the Copenhagen-based company is primarily developing solar, wind and battery storage projects. The company has a large profile with over 1.2 GW of renewable capacity in 18 different countries. In Denmark, European Energy has developed multiple large-scale solar projects. An example are the two solar parks Svinningegården and Rødby Fjord. The projects have a combined generation capacity of 105 MWp. Moreover, European Energy was responsible for the 300 MW solar park Kassø which was commissioned in 2022.
2) BeGreen: Solar energy specialist from Haslev, Denmark
BeGreen is the renewable branch of the Danish Bregentved Group. It was founded to be the first specialist to provide subsidy-free renewable energy in Denmark. An example for their many development projects was a 275MW solar energy park in Denmark, which BeGreen constructed and managed. Although the company has an already large track record of development projects, it wants to even increase its efforts to develop a larger capacity of renewable energy projects. The company‘s current ambition is to grow its development portfolio to 4GW of solar powered energy by the end of 2025.
3) GreenGo Energy Group: Solar and battery developer from Vedbæk, Denmark
Established in 2011, GreenGo Energy Group is a solar and battery developer that is headquartered in Vedbæk. The Danish group was responsible for the construction of the largest rooftop solar plant in the Nordic region which was located in Bålsta, next to Stockholm. GreenGo‘s growth has increased significantly since their focus shift to utility-scale projects in 2016. Moreover, the company repositioned their focus to subsidy-free solar projects, particularly in Scandinavia. The developer has high ambitions: GreenGo aims to build an overall capacity of 4GW. In Denmark specifically, an example for the developer‘s projects is the 29MWp solar park Project M12 in Fjerritslev. It will have an annual energy production of 37.5 GWh which can cover the power consumption for over 9,000 Danish households.
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