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Renewable energy in Norway

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Norway is a heavy producer of renewable energy, first of all due to good resources in hydropower. Over 99% of the electricity production in mainland Norway is covered by hydropower plants. The total production of electricity from hydropower plants amounted to 135.3 TWh in 2007[1] There is also a large potential in wind power, offshore wind power[2] and wave power, as well as production of bio-energy from wood.[3] Norway has limited resources in solar energy, but is one of the world's largest producers of solar grade silicon and Si solar cells, much thanks to the activities of Renewable Energy Corporation.

Guarantees of Origin, The system for Guarantees of Origin was implemented by the EU Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The average electricity mix of a Norwegian household was in 2010 only 36% renewable.[4]

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  1. BP Statistical Review of World Energy June 2008
  2. Offshore wind resources (in Norwegian) NVE, 12 February 2009. Retrieved: 18 September 2010.
  3. Technology as a driving force in climate policy (Bjørn-Erik Haugan, Cicerone, Number: 6. pp.8-9. 2005)

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