Ilmatar plans to build an industrial-size solar farm with a total rated capacity of approximately 40MWp at Pöytyä municipality in western Finland. The farm will produce an estimated 40GWh of electricity per year, corresponding to the consumption of about 2,000 houses. The development in the area of Ortenoja totals roughly 60 hectares and the project is due to come on stream as early as 2024. Ilmatar’s project developer Elviira Ritari said: “In terms of constructability, the location appears to be excellent because most of it is flat land with open field areas where the sun shines unobstructed. “The location is also great in terms of connection to an electric power network, because power lines are in place already and no lengthy underground cabling is therefore needed.
“Once production commences, the solar farm will generate property tax income in tens of thousands of euros to the municipality of Pöytyä. “In addition, the municipality will significantly improve its carbon balance.” Ilmatar has been developing the project with its partner network from the very beginning. Next, Ilmatar plans to apply for the permits required to build the solar farm and to complete any necessary investigations into the matter. Once the investment decision is made, Ilmatar constructs the farm and will retain ownership for the entirety of its lifecycle of up to forty years. Ilmatar applies this strategy to the production of onshore and offshore wind power as well as solar power. In addition to making its business sustainable, Ilmatar wants to be a responsible and accountable actor with a local presence at its project locations.
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