Finland

Finland Begins Operation On World’s First Large Scale Sand Battery

Finland has kickstarted operations on world’s first commercial large scale sand-based thermal energy storage system. The battery has been innovated by Polar Night Energy and operated by energy utility in West Finland, Vatajankoski. The dimensions of the steel container are 4×7 metre, which can hold hundreds of tonnes of sand. This sand is further heated […]

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Finland Plans For A National Hydrogen Network

The race to carbon neutrality continues apace, at least in some parts of Europe. While the accelerating solar and wind energy expansion is partly due tothe Russian-Ukraine conflict that has pushed Europe to reduce and possibly end its dependence on the fossil fuel supplies from Russia. In a key development, the Finland Government has held […]

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Sono Motors signs up new Finland partner for solar car

Germany’s Sono Motors has signed up a new partner for its partly solar-powered cars and is sticking to its goal of commercial production in 2023, after abandoning talks with the electric carmaking arm of indebted Chinese property developer Evergrande. Sono said on Tuesday it would produce its first vehicles in Finland with supplier Valmet Automotive, […]

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Neoen sees bigger appetite for RE as Europe shuns Russian power

French renewable power producer Neoen should benefit from more demand for green energy in Finland, Italy and France as Europe looks to become independent from Russian gas, the company’s chief executive said on Monday. The European Union has announced plans to expand its clean energy capacities as it looks to cut dependency on Russian gas […]

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Fortum Teams Up with Russia’s Bank GPG for Wind JV

Finnish state-owned energy company Fortum has announced that it is initiating cooperation in wind power generation in Russia with Bank GPB. For this purpose, 1.3 GW portfolio of wind projects is being transferred from the Fortum-Rusnano Wind Investment fund (50/50 joint venture) to a joint venture recently established with Bank GPB, the company said in […]

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Russian Yandex Signs 5-year Wind PPA with Finnish Ilmatar Energy

Yandex, a Russian internet company, has signed a 5-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for wind energy with Finnish renewable energy company Ilmatar Energy. Under the contract, Yandex will source renewable electricity from wind farms operated by Ilmatar to cover 100% of the energy needs for the company’s Mäntsälä data center in Finland. Delivery of renewable […]

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AGL and Wärtsilä Collaborate on Hybrid Energy Project

AGL, Australia’s biggest energy retailer and climate polluter, is making a real effort to clean up. It announced today that it has signed an MOU with Finnish energy services provider Wärtsilä to develop new hybrid energy systems that integrate renewable behind-the-meter and off-grid technologies so as to provide its commercial and industrial customers having requirements […]

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Siemens Gamesa 5.X Platform Picks up Speed with 81 MW Move into Finland

Siemens Gamesa has struck an 81 MW deal with long-term customer Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy to supply its most powerful onshore wind turbine, the SG 5.8-155 model, marking a first take up of this new technology in Finland. In total, 14 turbines with a 155-meter rotor will be supplied to the Alajoki-Peuralinna site in central Finland, […]

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Nordex SE: wpd has Placed an Order with the Nordex Group for 188 MW in Finland

At the end of December 2020, the Nordex Group received another order for N163/5.X turbines in the Delta4000 series. wpd placed an order with the Nordex Group for 33 turbines for the 188 MW “Karhunnevankangas” project in Finland. The order also includes a Premium Service contract covering a period of 15 years and an option […]

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