Huge solar park in Finland in planning
In Palloneva, on a disused peatland 280 km from the Finnish capital Helsinki, the construction of a 500 MW solar plant is planned. The boggy subsoil makes the construction of the plant a special challenge.
The project is being carried out by ATP Palloneva Oy and is currently undergoing a review by local authorities. "We aim to complete the permission process during next year or the first half of 2023, which would enable us to secure financing immediately thereafter," Ard de Poot, owner of Netherlands-based "De Vrije Wind B.V.," which holds a one-third stake in the company, told PV Magazine. "If all goes well, construction of the plant could start in 2023 and be completed the following year."
A wind farm with a capacity of 45 MW is also planned for the site which covers a total of 500 hectares. "However, this is not necessarily a hybrid project; each turbine could feed power into the Seinäjoki-Ulvila power line via separate connections," De Poot explained.
Source: pv-magazine, article by Emiliano Bellini from 09/29/2021:
https://www.pv-magazine.com/2021/09/29/massive-solar-project-under-development-in-finland/ (last access on 09/30/2021 at 10:10 a.m.)