In 2011 approximately 50% of Sweden’s electricity was generated from renewable energy sources such as hydropower, wind power and thermal power produced with biomass fuels.
Renewable Energy And Clean technology
Sector In Sweden
Sweden is a global leader in the clean technology industries and offers opportunities for UK
businesses across numerous technology fields such as bio energy, wind and solar power, bio
fuels, heating and cooling, waste and recycling
In 2011 approximately 50% of Sweden’s electricity was generated from renewable energy
sources such as hydropower, wind power and thermal power produced with biomass fuels.
Sweden is an excellent location for developing, testing and launching new clean tech products
due to its innovative business climate and rapid technology adaption. There is a constant demand
for environmental engineering expertise to meet the requirements of the heavy engineering
companies operating within the renewable energy sectors in Sweden.
Waste to Energy Market
ξ Significant trade opportunities for UK waste management companies looking to export
waste to Swedish CHP plants for electricity/heat generation. A number of Swedish waste
to energy plants already import waste from outside of Sweden, due to insufficient supply
The Swedish Wind Power Market
ξ Sweden has a targeted wind output target of 30 TWh by 2020 and in order to achieve this
roughly 5,000 new wind turbines will have to be installed, representing investment
opportunities of around 15 billion EUROs. The expansion of the Swedish wind market
will generate trade opportunities for UK companies to export products/services connected
to the building of new wind farms across the country. In the short term most opportunities
for British companies will be in the onshore wind business. However, in the medium to
long term there will also be potential in the offshore and small wind sectors.
Latest export opportunities in the Energy sector
Latest export opportunities in the Renewable Energy sector
Latest export opportunities in Sweden
Getting into the market
European business practises and standards generally apply. Setting up a business in Sweden is a
straightforward process. Procedures are simple and efficient, based on a transparent system that
seeks to facilitate formation of new enterprises. The most commonly chosen legal form by
foreign investors is the limited liability company.
Generally speaking, no operating licenses are required to conduct business in Sweden. There are
exceptions for specific areas however. UKTI Sweden can provide support and information
throughout this process.
More about doing business in Sweden
Market intelligence is critical when doing business overseas, and UKTI can provide bespoke
market research and support during overseas visits though our chargeable Overseas Market
Introduction Service (OMIS).
To commission research or for general advice about the market, get in touch with our specialists
in country - or contact your local international trade team.
ξ Daniel Nutley, British Embassy Stockholm. Tel: +46 (0) 8 671 3023 or email:
Contact your local international trade team
UKTI runs a range of events for exporters, including seminars in the UK, trade missions to
overseas markets and support for attendance at overseas trade shows.
Latest events in the Energy sector
Latest events in the Renewable Energy sector
Winterwind International Wind Energy Conference
Date: 12 – 13 February 2013
World Bioenergy 2014
Date: 3 – 5 June 2014
More about OMIS and other UKTI services for exporters