Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Solar Country Notes
There is no unified national PV programme, although a large number of projects have received support from the Renewable Energy Development Programme of the Danish Energy Authority (DEA), and through the Public Service Obligation (PSO) of the Danish transmission system operator. Since 2004, the DEA has collaborated with the electricity sector and other interested parties in pursuing a national PV strategy that encompasses RD&D, but excludes deployment.
As part of the plan to increase the deployment of building-integrated systems, a 4-year nationwide solar cell project, SOL 1000, is being implemented. The programme is intended to demonstrate low-cost and architecturally acceptable integration of PV technology on the existing housing stock. The objective is to install about 650 kWp of BIPV. Alongside this project is running an R&D package (SOL 2000A) funded by the PSO.
At the end of 2005 installed PV power was 2 650 kWp, of which 70 kWp was off-grid domestic, 225 kWp off-grid non-domestic and 2 355 kWp grid-connected distributed. Output of electricity from PV amounted to 2 160 MWh in 2005.
The Danish WEC Member Committee reports that heat output from active solar systems in 2005 was 49 terajoules. The total glazed area of solar thermal collectors in operation in 2005 was 337 000 m2, giving an output capacity of about 236 MWt.