25 Feb '15, 11am

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affordable wind news affordable wind news #Norway Norway to change depreciation rules

The change to depreciation would bring Norway's rules in line with neighbouring Sweden. A 2012 pact between Norway and Sweden to jointly develop renewable energy projects was intended to spur the development of an estimated 6GW of wind capacity across both countries. But in 2013, Norway installed just 62MW, while Sweden added 677MW. The Norwegian Wind Energy Association (NORWEA) blamed a difference in depreciation rules that makes Sweden a more attractive investment. Now, the Norwegian government is looking to change the laws to make wind projects in the country more profitable. The changes are due to be finalised by June. NORWEA adviser Lars Granlund said the new rules would increase the return from wind projects by NOK 0.03/kWh (€0.003/kWh). Granlund said developers in Sweden would cover the costs of wind projects in five years, but under the old Norwegian rules, it woul...

Full article: http://www.windpowermonthly.com/article/1335587/norway-ch...

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