Skip to content



Smart energy systems

Smart grid


Denmark will have yet another giant solar power plant

18 November 2016

There is a 500,000 square meter area by the small village Nees in Lemvig Municipality, Denmark. Here employees from the company Pure & Better Energy currently work on preparing the field for a very large solar power plant - Solar Park Nees.

In the solar park, 70 small power plants of 499 kWp are built, which is a total of 185,000 solar panels.

-  The plant will have 35 MWp and cover 6,000 to 7,000 household’s electricity consumption, says Michael Vater from Pure & Better Energy. He expects that the plant will be up and running by April or May next year and be ready to be connected to the electricity grid at the end of 2017.

- We are right now in the process of adapting the project. The local planning and building permit are ready. We also have the necessary permits from so there should be nothing holding us back, he says.

Pure & Better Energy is in the process of closing the last contracts with the suppliers.

- Related News: Danish Solar Park Ready for Testing

-In order to secure supply, we will use several suppliers and we build the power plants ourselves. We do this in order to create an economic benefit and by doing the whole project ourselves from start to finish, we also end up owning the project, he adds.

Michael Vater will not elaborate on how much the company is investing in the project.

- It is a lot of money and then people can imagine for themselves how much that is, he says.

Pure & Better Energy has prior to Solar Park Nees worked with big solar power plants, which means they have experience in building and putting plants into service.

- Related News: Arcon Sunmark Builds World's Largest Solar Plant

- We are completing a 12 MW plant in Faarvang near Silkeborg, Denmark, which will be connected to the grid on  December 1st. There are currently over 100 employees working on the plant, he said to the Energy Supply.

The plant at Faarvang will cover the power consumption of 2,500 households.

Source: Energy Supply

You should consider reading

Smart energy systems
Smart grid
Solar energy
Solar thermal energy


Green financing


The global imperative to finance green transition

4 December 2023
Critical action needs to be taken to address the multiple consequences of the climate and biodiversity crises that the world is currently experiencing. Given limitations in government budgets, mobilising private capital is key to closing the gap.


Job creation and transition


Sound of Green, a podcast series with insights from Denmark’s green transition

27 January 2023
From managing cloudbursts to setting up climate partnerships, we examine how Denmark has turned acute climate challenges into new opportunities. In our podcast series Sound of Green, experts convey how Danish experiences can push the needle toward global green transition. Find it on Spotify, Apple Podcast and


Green financing


Financing the green transition

29 November 2023
Mobilising investments to accelerate the transition to a carbon-neutral and climate-resilient economy.


District heating


District heating: A Swiss army knife in transforming future energy systems

30 October 2023
Explore how Denmark’s district heating system are used as a key tool in transforming the future energy system, paving the way towards reaching ambitious climate goals.