Swedish photo voltaic developer Alight has signed a grid connection settlement with Caruna, a Finnish unbiased energy producer and grid operator, to attach a 100 MW photo voltaic park in western Finland.

The plant, situated in Eurajoki, is among the largest below growth in Finland and has additionally obtained a constructing allow from the native municipality. The web site covers 123 hectares and has sufficient capability to fulfill the annual electrical energy consumption of round 20,000 properties. Construction of the power will start later this 12 months and it’s anticipated to be operational in early 2026.

A spokesperson for Alight stated pv journal the timeline from the signing of a land lease settlement to the signing of the grid connection settlement, marking that the undertaking has reached the ready-to-build stage, is 13 months.

Alight Deputy CEO Warren Campbell stated the undertaking is among the firm’s most mature in Finland.

“We are on monitor to attain our objective of 1.5 GW of photo voltaic tasks below growth by the tip of 2024, and as a subsequent step, we’ll signal an influence buy settlement with an organization dedicated to purchasing clear electrical energy, making the photo voltaic park financially viable,” added Campbell.

Earlier this month, Alight introduced plans to put in 90 MW of photo voltaic in Harjavalta, southwest Finland.

Finland has deployed 900 MW of photo voltaic by the tip of 2023, up from 664 MW final 12 months, in accordance with figures from the International Renewable Energy Agency. In May, seven photo voltaic tasks with a complete of 213 MW all through the nation had been continued after signing grant agreements with the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency.

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