OX2 is designing industrial-scale solar power plants in Kauhajoki in the areas of South Ostrobothnia and Loimaa in Finland. When completed, the combined energy production of the parks will correspond to the annual electricity consumption of at most more than 100,000 households. One of the projects, Kauhajoki Aurinkonevat, has a capacity of about 500MW and is one of the largest solar power projects in Finland. Another project, Loimaa Keinusuo, is 60MW. The efficiency and production volumes of the projects will be specified as the planning progresses. “We design our projects in line with the high sustainability goals.
“Our goal is nature-positive projects that bring economic benefits to the areas and create jobs, especially during the construction and operation phases,” said Taru Rantaruoko, Project Manager of the schemes. The technical planning, environmental studies and permitting of the projects have been launched. If necessary, the projects will also be subject to an environmental impact assessment (EIA). The aim is to start the construction of both projects within the next 2-4 years.
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