Finding the right conditions for wind power: A business environment perspective on Sweden
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Mitigating the projections of climate change will require large investments in renewableenergy sources. In Sweden, a major share of new renewable energy production will have tocome from wind power. However, in 2009 wind power provided less than 2 percent of thecountry’s energy consumption.The main purpose of this thesis is to further the understanding of issues that affect thedevelopment of wind power in Sweden.The study has been carried out by qualitative interviews with five of the country’s leadingwind power developers. Duncan’s concept of external environment has been applied to definethe study and develop the interview questions.The study has resulted in the findings of eight key issues that affect the development of windpower in Sweden as well as areas in need of improvements from an investor’s perspective.Overall the thesis finds that wind power developers are very happy with the efforts from theSwedish government and the present conditions will likely allow wind power to have agrowing place in the Swedish energy system, provided that the current positive conditions are maintained.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 48 p.
Wind power, path dependence, path creation
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-85841OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-85841DiVA: diva2:585161
UppsokLife Earth Science
Nilsson, Måns, PhDRudberg, Peter, MSc
Hahn, Thomas, PhD