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Sweden’s Biggest Solar Park Blocked on Risks to Food Supply

  • European Energy’s planned 168MW solar site thrown into doubt
  • Local county says farm land for food outweighs energy needs
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Plans for Sweden’s biggest solar park have been thrown into doubt after a local county rejected the application on grounds the land would be better used to help maintain the nation’s food supply.

Privately-owned European Energy A/S had hoped to build a 168 megawatt site on pasture in Svedberga, Southern Sweden. But the Skane County Administrative Board ruled that the planned solar panels would limit the agricultural use of the land.