The Swedes predicts about the energy sources of the future

By on January 2, 2019

The climate threat is being paid more attention to every day that goes, and with it also alternative and renewable energy sources. Something Swedes doesn’t seem to mind. Projektengagemangs latest survey shows that solar energy is the energy source the Swedes think we will see most of 2050.

Solar energy, wind and hydro power are the future energy sources according to the Swedes. This shows the latest research by the engineering and architect group Projektengagemang. Nearly three out of four Swedes believe that solar energy will be the primary source of energy in the future. In addition to solar energy, 57 per cent of Swedes believe that wind power will generate the electricity we need, while 50 per cent believe in hydro power. Only every fourth Swedish think that nuclear power will be included in the future energy mix. The energy source that the Swedes have the lowest confidence in is cogeneration. Only six percent think it will be a common energy source in the future.

The Swedes, however, do not fully agree on which energy sources will be leading in the future. Jämtlänningen is the most positive for solar energy, as much as 83 per cent believe that it will be the primary energy source in the future. Norrbottningen, however, is not as convinced, where only 61 percent believe in solar energy. Blekingeborna and residents in Dalarna are distinguished by having continued high confidence in the nuclear power, as 37 and 36 per cent respectively believe in the energy source. This can be compared with the national average, which is 27 percent.

– The record hot summer combined with the abolished of requirements for building permits for solar cells and falling prices for both solar panels and batteries for storage have given the private market for solar energy a real boost. That more and more individuals discover the benefits of this energy source makes it easier for us community builders to utilize and integrate renewable energy sources in the development of sustainable cities, says Nicke Rydgren, strategy manager at Project Engagement.

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