Our wind power activities

Competence in all phases - planning, building and operation of projects

Solvind was established by Jan Thiessen and Bjøn Hjertenes in 2003, and have been working with planning, building and operation of windpower projects in the Southwest of Norway. Since then we have gained a uniquie set of skills in our profession, and we have a big and diversified network. Solvind Prosjekt has since 2005 had a close collaboration with the German projecting company WEA-Windenergiagentur. This cooperation have yielded valuable experience from an established and strong market for wind power, and have proven to strengthen our company in a challenging line of business.  

Windpower in interaction with the environment and the local society

When we are looking for new projects and sites we put an emphasis on closeness to existing infrastructure and effective use of land. We are concerned with creating added value locally, personal follow-up, and to work closely with landowners and the local population.

It is our goal to create projects that harvests the forces of nature without damage to biological diversity and untouched nature. Solvind has planned and built several projects which have made use of existing infrastructure, and that will be 100% reversible.

References

We currently have two wind power installations operating, and we have been through two construction phases. The installations operating are the windturbines on Utsira, which we bought from Statoil in 2011, and the windturbines on Åsen in Time municipality, built by us in 2012 as replacement for older windturbines situated there since 2004. Åsen II is the first Norwegian windproject entitled to receive certificates in the combined renewable energy market of Norway and Sweden, in force since 2012.

We expect the projects at Friestad (Hå) and at Storøya (Karmøy) to be realized soon. There are also more projects being planned, including larger ones.

Our wind power philosophy

We stand for:

  • local ownership through landowners, neighbours and civil wind parks
  • projects that have the necessary infrastructure nearby
  • rojects in landscape influenced by humans, such as cultivated landscape and industrial areas
  • personal follow-up of the projects, and information to the local population