Climate Innovators - Create real solutions to your city’s climate challenge, take action in your city!
How will you benefit from Climathon?
- Help solve your city’s local climate challenge, and make your city more resilient to climate change
- Network with local leaders from academia, business and public authorities
- Develop your skills in public speaking, innovative thinking, prioritisation, and explore new tools and methodologies
- Join forces with other like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators
- Become a part of a global community working together to take climate action!
Application Deadline: 25th October, 2017
Solar Engergy City Lund
The solar energy market is growing fast in Sweden, but we are still far behind our neighboring countries Germany and Denmark, despite similar conditions looking at insolation. Our goal is that Lund, within five years, will be the number one producing municipality of solar electricity in Sweden per capita. To reach this goal we need innovative solutions such as:
- Technical solutions making the solar photovoltaic systems more effective, new kinds of PV, etcetera
- Planning tools that lead to more solar power plants
- Design and development of attractive solar photovoltaic systems that have a positive impact on the cityscape, the architecture of buildings, etcetera
- New business models and forms of cooperation that develops shared ownership of solar photovoltaic systems
- Methods that increase the acceptance, knowledge and willingness to invest in solar energy
The solar energy market in Skane (southern Sweden) is developing quickly. During 2016 the solar power produced in Skane increased by 75 % and by the end of the year the total installed power from solar energy facilities amounted to 23 487 kW. Lund is one of the cities in the region that has the largest installed power, 157 facilities with a total of 2880 kW, which equals 22 W per capita.
During the latest year the city of Lund and its companies has made major investments in solar energy facilities. Lund’s public housing company, LKF, has located a large facility on existing residential buildings. This is one of the largest facilities on roofs in norther Europe. Lund’s public parking company has also installed solar energy facilities on several carparks, among others 147 kW on top of the carpark Dammgarden.
Several of the facilities in Lund have been awarded with Skane Solar Energy Award, a regional prize given to facilities that through their concepts and design contributes to a growing interest in and production of solar energy. In 2016 Lund was rewarded for the facility on the preschool Tegelstugan.
One success factor in the solar energy development in Lund is the so called Solkartan (solar map). This is a tool that makes it easy for property owners to value the solar energy potential for their properties. Solkartan was developed by the city of Lund, Lund Faculty of Engineering (LTH) and the energy company Kraftringen.