Nordic developer Ilmatar has secured land for a proposed 350MW solar farm in Grums, in central Sweden. Ilmatar has signed a 50-year lease agreement with landowners in the Värmland municipality for the solar farm to be built on 300 hectares to 400 hectares of leased land. When operational, the plant will be one of the largest in Sweden.
The farm will be primarily built in commercial timber forest severely damaged by bark beetles and therefore unsuitable for timber use. “We are strongly committed to expanding renewable energy production in Sweden and look forward to finishing construction and connecting the farm to the main grid as soon as all permits are in place,” said Ilmatar Solar chief executive Christian Gustafsson. “The Grums farm is a long-awaited boost for energy production and is of special local importance.” Landowner of the area Anders Bergenheim added: “We are really excited about this collaboration with Ilmatar and the fact that we can contribute to the green transition in a very concrete way. “We really appreciate Ilmatar’s approach that combines solar energy production with farmland.”
Credits: renews.biz [Image: llmatar]