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Finland to stabilize grid with 30 MW/30 MWh battery

The Yllikkälä Power Reserve One project will be one of Europe’s largest storage installations and the biggest in the Nordic countries. French developer Neoen will deploy the big battery close to Lappeenranta in the southeastern part of the country.

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Big solar and power-to-gas arrive in Finland

Energy company EPV Energy is planning to build a 100 MW solar park to replace peat energy production. Peers Wärtsilä and Vantaa Energy are planning a power-to-gas facility to produce carbon-neutral synthetic biogas using electricity and carbon dioxide from a waste-to-energy plant.

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Finland launches technology neutral RE auction

The Finnish Energy Agency is seeking proposals for annual electricity production totaling 1.4 TWh. Large-scale wind, solar, biomass and wave power projects will be entitled to participate in the auction.

Finland’s 2017 PV market grows by over 100%

Overall, the country’s cumulative installed solar power has reached 80.4 MW, with last year’s PV additions totaling around 43 MW. More growth, mainly fueled by solar rebates and tax credits, is expected to be seen this year.

Helsinki carbon neutral plan targets 1/6 of electricity needs from rooftop solar

Scheme’s goal is to reset the Finnish capital’s carbon neutrality target date to 2035 by ramping up renewable energy use, electric vehicle adoption and energy-efficiency upgrades.

Fortum says it is not exiting the Indian solar market

The Finnish utility has reiterated its commitment for the Indian PV market, after a media article had reported that the company is seeking to sell its solar assets in the country.

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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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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