Bequerel Sweden has experience and expertise in regulatory and policy issues linked to both the Swedish and international solar cell markets. The experience concerns both overall impact assessments of different support schemes and reviews of legislative texts at the level of detail.
Johan Lindahl has worked for several years with the development of the Swedish regulations. Partly as an external expert in government investigations, and partly on behalf of the Swedish Industry Association's Svensk Solenergi. The work has included close cooperation with the relevant authorities, the writing of more than 30 referral responses/letters and dialogue with the policy. In addition, there is also experience in policy analysis at international level from the Swedish representativeship in IEA PVPS task 1 and assignments for the Swedish Energy Agency.
Becquerel Sweden can thus offer authorities, decision makers and companies knowledge and impact assessments regarding both current and future legislation, as well as expertise in pure investigative assignments.
Energy sharing in virtual grids - what changes are needed to make it a reality? (2023)
Read our analysis of the regulatory issue of virtual networks. The report includes a compilation of international experiences and an analysis of compliance with relevant EU directives.
2018:15- Smaller players in the energy landscape
Selection of ongoing or completed regulatory assignments
|Jan 2023 - Jun 2023||Energy sharing in virtual grids, what changes are needed to make it a reality?||Svensk Solenergi, Energicentrum Gotland, Becquerel Sweden, Solisten, Solelkommissionen, Västerås stad and Linköpings universitet, LiU.||
In the Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate's report "Clean energy in the EU, an implementation of five legal acts" they give their interpretation of the concept of energy communities according to the EU directive. Businesses and industry organizations believe that the interpretation of Ei and the Government does not live up to the minimum level of an EU directive.
In this assignment, Becquerel Sweden analyzes the issue in a Swedish context by starting from how other EU member states have transposed the directives into national law to summarize what changes must be made for virtual energy sharing to be introduced in Sweden. Read the report here.
|Jan 2011 - ongoing||Swedish representative in IEA PVPS task 1||Swedish Energy Agency||
The International Energy Agency - Photovoltaic Power System Programme (IEA PVPS) is a collaborative research and development agreement within the IEA with 27 member countries working on different aspects of photovoltaic technology. Johan Lindahl represents Sweden in the program's working group "task 1", whose task is to analyze and demonstrate the development of the global photovoltaic market.
Each year, the national representatives collect data on installation volumes, price developments, manufacturing, support schemes and legislation in their country and/or region. This data is first published in national reports and then jointly analyzed, resulting in market reports on the global PV market.
|October 2021||Investigation of regulatory issues||Ferroamp||
After the publication of the report in Modern licensing processes for electricity networks (SOU 2019:30), which among other things addresses the issue of concession obligation and exemption from the concession obligation, we have been commissioned to analyze one of the legislative proposals. The regulatory issue addressed is that of exempting local low-voltage networks for energy sharing from the concession obligation. The subject has close links to the Renewable Energy Directive and the EU Directive "Clean Energy for All in Europe". The report contains an analysis of the regulatory issue and a compilation of national and international experiences.
|March 2021-2021||Secretary General||European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC)||
As Secretary General of ESMC, Johan Lindahl works with market and policy issues to create better conditions for the European manufacturing industry. Representing the member companies and strengthening ESMC's voice in the European energy debate is an ongoing work that is also part of the mission.
Examples of policy issues that are being pursued are to include solar modules as a product group in the Ecodesign Directive and in thecarbon border adjustment mechanism. An example of a long-term goal is to have the PV industry classified as the Important Project of Common European Interest(IPCEI).
Amelia Oller Westerberg also works for the organisation. In her role as market analyst, she is responsible for reports describing the market situation of the European solar industry.
|May 2020||Investigator Solel on large roofs||Swedish Solar Energy, Solelkomissionen, Property Owners||A factual memo was produced in response to the fact that Swedish photovoltaic installations larger than 255 kW are subject to full energy tax on electricity used by the company itself. Johan Lindahl contributed with a review of other EU countries' regulations regarding taxation of self-generated electricity.|
|Nov 2017 - Oct 2018||Expert in the government investigation The investigation of smaller actors in a changing energy landscape.||Government offices||In 2017, the Government decided to set up an inquiry to identify any obstacles that customers in the form of households, smaller companies and other smaller operators face in energy efficiency and the introduction of small-scale renewable electricity generation, as well as to propose how these barriers can be removed. Johan Lindahl was one of the experts appointed to investigate. The investigation ultimately resulted in the final report SOU 2018:76, Smaller players in the energy landscape — Proposals with effect.|
|Dec 2015 - Dec 2016||Mapping of other countries' instruments/strategies for PV implementation.||Swedish Energy Agency||As part of the government assignment M2015/2853/Ee, Assignment to the Swedish Energy Agency to develop a strategy for increased use of solar electricity, Johan Lindahl was assigned the task of producing a dossier report, containing an international comparison of Sweden's and other countries' strategies for the promotion of solar electricity. The aim was to map different instruments, support systems and business models for the expansion of solar cells internationally.|
Selection of publications dealing with policy and regulatory issues
A. Oller Westerberg and J. Lindahl, National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Sweden 2022, IEA PVPS task 1 (2023).
A. Oller Westerberg, Energy sharing in virtual grids - what changes are needed to make it a reality, Becquerel Sweden (2023).
J. Lindahl, A. Oller Westerberg and J. Berard, National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Sweden 2021, IEA PVPS task 1 (2022).
A. Oller Westerberg, and U. Gustavsson, Local low voltage networks in Sweden - An analysis of the regulatory issue and a compilation of national and international experiences, Becquerel Sweden (2021).
J. Lindahl, A . Oller Westerberg, K. Vanky and J. Berard, National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Sweden 2020, IEA PVPS task 1 (2021).
National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Sweden 2019, IEA PVPS task 1 (2020). J. Lindahl, M. Dahlberg Rosell, A. Oller Westerberg, and J. Berard, National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Sweden 2019, IEA PVPS task 1 (2020).
J. Lindahl, M. Dahlberg Rosell, A. Oller Westerberg, and J. Berard, National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Sweden 2019, IEA PVPS task 1 (2020).
A. Jaeger-Waldau, G. Adinolfi, A. Batlle, J. Lindahl, et al., Electricity produced from photovoltaic systems in apartment buildings and self-consumption — Comparison of situation in various IEA PVPS countries, Proceedings of the 46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (2019).
J. Lindahl, C. Stoltz, A. Oller Westerberg, and J. Berard, National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Sweden 2018, IEA PVPS task 1 (2019).
J. Lindahl, and C. Stoltz, National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Sweden 2017, IEA PVPS task 1 (2018).
J. Lindahl, National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Sweden 2016, IEA PVPS task 1 (2017)
J. Lindahl, Solar cells in the outside world — Mapping of other countries' PV implementation strategies, Swedish Energy Agency (2016)