News / 9.10.2014

Good location for a new solar power plant?

Solar energy solutions are a significant part of Helsingin Energia’s journey towards a carbon-neutral future. The aim is to increase indigenous solar energy production and to bring new services to the market.

The biggest solar power plant in Finland so far is being built at Suvilahti in Helsinki. The designated panels of the new power plant were sold out in a matter of days. Buoyed by the great interest in the plant, the planning of the next project has already been launched. In our blog, we are now requesting suggestions for the location of a new solar power plant. The panels of the new solar power plants will also be sold as designated panels. 

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Facts about the Suvilahti solar power plant:

• The power plant output is 338.58 kWh. It will increase the solar electricity output connected to Finland’s grid by over 10 per cent.

• Estimated annual production 275 MWh. The quantity of energy corresponds to the electricity consumption of about 137 one-bedroom apartments.

• The value of the investment is about EUR 600,000. The power plant will be implemented with funds from the Environmental Penny account.

• Location: Suvilahti in Helsinki, address Parrukatu 2, the roof of substation owned by Helen Sähköverkko Oy. • Construction work has started, and the power plant will be completed in spring 2015.

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