A CENTURY OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
Imagine a country where nearly 100% of its own requirements for electricity are satisfied by renewable sources. Many would see this as a dream for the future, but in Norway this future dream is a current reality.
A century of experience within hydropower has given this country the solid base for becoming one of the world leaders in technology within the renewable energy sector. The bright future has already begun here in Norway.
The renewable energy sector here is well-represented by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, who believes that renewable energy areas such as offshore wind may well become the next energy adventure for this country and has established this framework to facilitate this becoming a reality.
Present Strength and Future Possibliities
Such initiatives include the support of the establishment of INTPOW (Norwegian Renewable Energy Partners) that was established early in 2009 in order to build on present strength and future possibilities. This initiative was taken in close cooperation between the energy industry and Norwegian authorities.
Research, technology, and sound business practices are at the core of the ongoing development of renewable products and technology here. INTPOW works closely with the Norwegian ministries and its member companies that include Statkraft, Agder Energi, Norconsult, Nexans Norway, Navita and Norsk Solkraft to further renewable energy initiatives in Norway and beyond.
The Energy Mix in Focus
For a future that takes into context both the energy needs of the world as well as the delicate balance of natural resources, the proper energy mix must be in focus. INTPOW and the Norwegian government work closely with the international environment with a focus on competence transfer, core technologies and identification of potential projects where international cooperation will lead to a more efficient energy future.
Working with the Wind
Norway is capitalizing on its natural location and solid technological innovations in developing what has been called “a tremendous future capacity for producing wind power”. Norwegian industry is well positioned for this future. Offshore wind farms are a focus that will increasingly be of importance in energy production that will be used both domestically as well as exported.
One Sunny Day
Solar energy will increase in importance as solar cell technology and solar battery technology continue to improve in the future. The exchange of technology and the financial interaction between Norwegian companies and the international clients in this sector is leading to new business and new projects as the companies and organizations take advantage of strong Norwegian technology within photovoltaic (PV) and other solutions
Find out More
For more information regarding the Norwegian Renewable Energy Partners and the new energy adventure in Norway, see the INTPOW website.