Skyfri receives Enova grant to strengthen flexibility in Norway’s energy system

Skyfri is awarded close to USD 1 million in grants from ENOVA for its effort in bringing pioneering technology to an energy market in need of new solutions. 

OSLO, NORWAY: Enova is owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment - and their goal is to stimulate projects that both contribute to transitioning the country to a low-emission society and at the same time help Norway meet its climate targets. Enova’s funds aim to bring new energy and climate technology solutions to the market. 

Skyfri has been granted close to USD 1 million in support from Enova for its proprietary SCADA technology for solar energy projects in commercial and industrial facilities. 

Skyfri's pilot project is the first of its kind in Norway - and our next step towards large-scale commercial use of the technology we have developed. The goal is to increase flexibility in the way that solar power works within the energy systems. 

This is why flexibility is important for our energy systems:

  • It will speed up and ease integration of renewable energy: 

Flexibility in the energy system is necessary to integrate an increasing share of renewable energy, such as solar and wind, which are intermittent energy sources. This means they do not always produce energy when there is demand for it. A flexible system can better handle these fluctuations and ensure a stable energy supply.

  • Efficient use of a “limited” energy resource: 

Flexibility contributes to more efficient use of energy resources, which can reduce the need for expensive investments in energy infrastructure. As of now, we are facing an increased demand for power and will for a time need to work to catch up. For example in demand response, where consumers adjust their energy consumption based on the availability of energy, can help balance supply and demand.

  • Energy independence and security: 

A flexible energy system can enhance energy security by reducing dependence on imported energy and increasing the robustness of the energy supply.

  • It enables the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions: 

By promoting flexibility and the integration of renewable energy, Enova contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This supports Norway's goals to reduce emissions and transition to a low-carbon society.

Skyfri is fixing the growing pains of the industry

Skyfri will use the funds to accelerate implementation of our proprietary technology for solar energy projects in commercial and industrial facilities (C&I.) Making the operation, development and scaling of commercial and industrial solar power plants attainable. 

As solar power plants grow in numbers, owners, operators and grid companies will face challenges that are yet unknown to them. Skyfri offers solutions that help all parties cooperate technologically–and as part of the energy markets. 

The potential for solar power is largely untapped. It’s vast. With technological innovations and advancements–and with the support of the likes of Enova–solar energy can significantly contribute to improving Norway’s energy mix. 

And ultimately: Help us achieve our common renewable energy goals. 

With CEO Christian Blom, CFO Kristin Sandtorv, chairman Anita Krohn Traaseth–and founders Murshid M. Ali and Petter Berge–at the forefront, Skyfri is contributing to increasing the flexibility in the Norwegian energy system. 

Want to talk more about why flexility is the way foreward in renewable energy? Reach out: sales@skyfri.com