Finland

Aging tests for perovskite, dye-sensitized solar cells must improve, research says

Finnish scientists have found that only one third of tests reported the intensities of visible and UV light, humidity and temperature adequately.

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Fortum wants to buy Uniper shares for €3.8 billion

Finnish energy group Fortum could take over a 46.65% stake in Uniper from Eon, with a deal expected to be made as early as the start of 2018. Eon hopes to see proceeds of €3.8 billion from the sale.

Finnair completes first PV installation at Scandinavian airport

Finnwind Oy has installed modules from Indian manufacturer Vikram Solar, a strategic partner for PV installation in Finland.

Community solar may push Finnish PV market forward

In 2016, the North European country saw the addition of 19 MW of new PV systems. As the Finnish economy seems now to be reviving after several years of stagnation, solar (and especially community solar) may become even more interesting for homeowners and businesses.

Helsinki Airport goes solar

A new rooftop PV system will help to lower the airport´s carbon footprint. Finavia plans to reduce the emissions on all of the company’s 21 airports to zero by 2020. The Helsinki airport will meet this goal by this year, expects the Finnish company.

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Wärtsilä takes over U.S. storage specialist Greensmith

The Helsinki-based company has taken a step further in strengthening its position as a global energy systems integrator. Greensmith´s software is used in Wärtsilä´s new hybrid power plants.

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Fortum commissions the biggest battery in Finland

Saft has provided a 2 MW lithium-ion battery for a Fortum power plant in Järvenpää, Finland. Fortum will receive a 30% subsidy from Finland’s government towards the €1.6 m cost of the project.

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Finland to slowly use its solar potential

While it is little known for its solar power potential, PV deployment has increased in the Scandinavian country over the last two years. Community projects, a drop in prices for solar panels and a retail company have been the main drivers of this development.

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