Crown Prince and Princess attend the opening of Elkem Solar

The Crown Prince and Princess were welcomed by chair of Orkla Stein Erik Hagen (foto: Tomm Kristiansen)

The Crown Prince and Princess were welcomed by chair of Orkla Stein Erik Hagen. Photo: Tomm Kristiansen /

The official opening of Elkem Solar’s factory based on new and groundbreaking technology for the production of solar-grade silicon was celebrated on Friday August 21. HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway cut the ribbon at the energy-saving plant:

“Elkem Solar represents a technological leap forward. We need many of them to protect the earth from global warming. Every kilo of silicon from this new factory is a contribution to a better future for coming generations. It is a great pleasure to declare Elkem Solar’s new factory for production of solar grade silicon officially open!,” said the Crown Prince.

The energy-saving plant will deliver high-purity metallurgical silicon to the solar power industry.

In addition to the Crown Prince and Princess Mette-Marit, guests at the opening ceremony included the ministers of the environment and international development and of trade and industry as well as other prominent politicians, representatives of trade and industry, and members of the executive managements and boards of Elkem and Orkla. The programme comprised several cultural contributions and speeches as well as lunch.

Source: Elkem Solar

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