As a first step towards the goal of building 1 gigawatt of solar power generation by 2030, Sunna has now secured all the necessary permits to start the construction process for the company's first large-scale solar park. The "Skogsmusen" project, located outside Gislaved in Jönköping County, will be built on an area of approximately 20 hectares with a total capacity of 14 megawatts.
Åre, November 23rd 2022 – Sunna Group AB (“Sunna”)
As a first step towards the goal of building 1 gigawatt of solar power generation by 2030, Sunna has now secured all the necessary permits to start the construction process for the company’s first large-scale solar park. The “Skogsmusen” project, located outside Gislaved in Jönköping County, will be built on an area of approximately 20 hectares with a total capacity of 14 megawatts.
“This is our first solar park and we are incredibly excited to be able to deliver a project of this size that will generate renewable energy for at least 30 years to come. It feels especially important in a time where we all have to take responsibility both for our common energy needs and how we affect the climate,” says Marcus Qviberg, CEO at Sunna.
A series of initiatives will be implemented to promote biodiversity at the site. Solar parks themselves can benefit many ground-nesting birds that may seek shade and protection from predators underneath the solar panels. The future park will not be fenced off in order to keep the land open to ensure that wildlife can continue to move freely within and through the area.
“For me as a landowner, the land has a very low value from a production perspective. To then use it and create locally produced solar power feels like the right thing to do. On our farm nearby, we also have locally produced milk from our company Henja Mjölk, so that together with locally produced electricity from the sun feels like the perfect combination. The collaboration with Sunna has been perfect from the start and we have a fantastic dialogue,” says landowner Johan Gustavsson.
Sunna Group plans to start construction in the spring of 2023 and expects the solar park to be operational by summer. The project is being developed in cooperation with the local electricity grid company Gislaved Energi and the annual production is estimated to be 15 million kWh, which corresponds to the annual consumption of household electricity for more than 3,000 villas.
The application for consultation for the County Administrative Board has been prepared in cooperation with environmental consultants from Envigo.
“We would like to thank Sunna Group for the trust placed in us to assist with this permit application. Good teamwork led to a positive decision. It is always a pleasure to help our clients with projects for a sustainable future!” says Linnéa Andersson, Consulting Manager at Envigo.
Size: 20 hectares
Power: 14 MW
Production: 15 000 000 kWh per year, equivalent to household electricity for 3 000 villas
Location: Gislaved, Jönköping County
Start of construction: spring 2023
Commissioning: summer 2023
Sunna was founded in June 2021 with the ambition to increase the amount of solar power in the energy system by developing, owning and managing large-scale solar power in the Nordic region. Together with long-term capital partners, Sunna is a sustainable player in the Swedish energy market.
Sunna increases access to green, locally produced solar power, enabling faster regional establishment and expansion of companies, as well as supporting the electrification of society at large. Sunna’s goal is to build 500 MW by 2025 – equivalent to about half of Sweden’s largest hydroelectric power plants – and 1 GW will be in production by 2030.