The Norwegian Solar Energy Cluster

A total energy transformation is on its way and it is developing fast. If Norway shall have

a prominent role in renewable energy in the future, it is important to have a strong environment in solar energy.

The market for solar energy in Norway is still modest, but with a strong growth. If you want to grow internationally, the

market in Norway is important for building competence and developing technologies that can be exported. A number

of the partners in the Solar Energy cluster are among the leading international today, and several have international

ambitions. Therefore, the solar energy industry has organized itself into the Solar Energy cluster.

The partners in the Solar Cluster have a vision to make Norway the world’s best arena for innovation and testing in

solar and energy systems. The partners mission is to provide better solar energy solutions for everyone, through the

dissemination of innovative solutions, collaboration through a good national and international

ecosystem for innovation and commercialization. The main goal is to develop and create growth by

industrialize world-class sustainable solar energy solutions.


A strong Norwegian solar energy industry that is market leader both at national and international levels.


Increase the value creation for the companies in the Solar Energy Cluster at national and international levels through involvement in cooperation on research and innovation, competence development, positioning and internationalization.


A. Strengthen interaction, create cooperation and build trust between stakeholders in the cluster.
B. Strengthen R&D&I competences within companies.
C. Increase market competences within companies and increase knowledge on solar energy within the Norwegian energy market.
D. Increase innovation activities that are driven by market needs.
E. Strengthen the Solar Energy Cluster’s position at national and international levels.

Market areas

The Solar Energy Cluster has identified five market areas with growth and value creation potential both at national and international levels:

  • Sustainable production of materials
  • Building-integrated solutions
  • Micro-distribution
  • Energy systems
  • Energy services

The cluster’s strategies and activities will contribute to strengthening business and innovation in all these five areas. The cluster will create different cooperation structures and will support competence
development in the solar energy sector in order to acquire a bigger market share at both national and international levels. Each area will have its own working group formed of Norwegian stakeholders

Services for startups and scaleups

We support our start up and scale up partners in an early stage by facilitating access to a broad ecosystem including industry experts, competence brokers, innovation networks and public and private capital. Together with our international cooperation partners, we strive to accelerate growth and help local innovators with global impact to reach out for new markets and business opportunities.

Our services for companies looking for innovation, growth and Internationalization include:

  • Business Advice
  • Soft funding advice through our specialised consultants (national / EU)
  • Access to the industry and investor network
  • Collaboration with relevant innovation milieus and accelerators
  • Positioning and events
  • Work space at energy.invented

Interested or want to know more about our services, contact

The cluster is formed of:

More than 75 companies, a series of R&D and educational institutions, as well as different cooperation partners.


Trine Kopstad Berentsen

Phone: + 47 93 01 48 01

Daglig leder / CEO