Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Solar Country Notes
The majority of Norway's commercial solar market consists of off-grid PV systems. By the end of 2002 a total of about 100 000 private systems had been installed, mostly in recreational cabins and leisure craft, and the market was showing signs of approaching saturation. In the public sector, the Norwegian Coastal Administration had installed approximately 1 840 installations with a total of about 3 600 modules, supplying lighthouses and coastal lanterns along Norway's coastline.
There are no public schemes to promote PV applications, and no national demonstration or field-test programmes were in operation in 2005. Nevertheless, several buildings with integrated PV have been constructed in recent years, the most notable being the new Oslo Opera House.
Total installed PV capacity was 7 252 kWp at end-2005, of which the off-grid domestic market accounted for 6 800 kWp (94%), off-grid non-domestic 377 kWp and grid-connected distributed 75 kWp.