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Disseminating knowledge about solar energy

The Royal Norwegian Society for Development has long experience of disseminating knowledge and getting involved in and taking the initiative for projects within renewable energy. Against this background, one of our advisors is engaged in a 40% post as General Secretary in the Norwegian Solar Energy Association. The association works for greater use of solar energy in Norway.

Project background

The Royal Norwegian Society for Development has been working on renewable energy since long before climate questions were a public concern. Our advisors have solid expertise and experience within several areas of renewable energy, including bio-energy, biogas and solar energy.

About the project

Solar energy has the potential to become one of the world’s main energy sources and can be captured directly at the place in which it is to be used. The technology is already mature enough to satisfy a large proportion of a building’s energy needs, but Norway is behind its neighbours and others in the use of solar energy.

The Norwegian Solar Energy Association is a membership organisation which aims to spread knowledge about and promote the increased use of solar energy. The Solar Energy Association is working actively to persuade the authorities to enable a better exploitation of solar energy. A large part of the membership is associated with institutions and companies developing solar energy technology through research, product development, teaching and marketing.

Our contribution and role

  • Daily operations of the Norwegian Solar Energy Association
  • Contact with the association’s members
  • Coordinating networks of those involved in the area
  • Increasing public awareness of solar energy and the potential for solar collectors and solar cells in Norway
  • Contact with politicians and other decision makers
  • Arranging the annual Solar energy day and other events Implementing projects under the association’s auspices, with the goal of increasing the use of solar energy
  • Implementing projects under the association’s auspices, with the goal of increasing the use of solar energy

Results

  • Interdisciplinary contact with about 200 members and others involved in the network
  • Information about solar energy including a website, newsletters, events and lectures
  • Suggestions to improve the national framework to promote increased use of solar energy in Norway
  • Running the annual solar energy day and other events
  • Contributing to projects with the goal of increasing knowledge about solar energy use, documenting training within solar energy, etc

Contact us

Aase Lekang Sorensen, Senior advisor

Mobile: +47 452 686 82
Email: aase.lekang.sorensen@norgesvel.no

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