Solar power is a renewable energy source. In Denmark solar power is used in two different ways: Solar panels, which are used to heat up buildings and to produce district heating, and solar cells, which are used to produce electricity.
Like other forms of renewable energy, solar power can contribute to make Denmark independent of fossil fuels by 2050.
Solar panels produce heat
The solar rays can be used to produce heating by the use of solar panels.
For households and buildings that are not part of the district heating network, the solar panels combined with a heat pump is a good alternative for heating.
Solar cells produce electricity
In 2015 the Danish solar power plant systems produced energy equivalent to 1.8 percent of the total Danish energy consumption and 2.2 of the total Danish electricity production.
Great potential in solar power
The production of solar power is dependent on the solar rays, and therefore there is a big difference between summer and winter in Denmark when it comes to the output.
There is great potential for developing solar power in Denmark - both in the matter of solar panels and solar cells.
It is possible for Danish households and businesses to receive a subsidy if they set up solar panels or solar cells.