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JUURAKKO
SOLAR PARK

JUURAKKO SOLAR PARK

Solarigo built Finland's largest solar power park as part of the Juurakko hybrid park in 2022 - 2023. In Juurakko hybrid park 7wind turbines and 24,000 solar panels produce renewable energy using the same electricity network infrastructure. VSB Uusiutuva Energia Suomi Oy was responsible for the construction of the wind turbines.

The project's goal was to create a hybrid park concept, which could be replicated internationally. In addition to combining two different forms of production, the project included large-scale electricity storage, as well as testing of bi-facial solar panels in industrial electricity production. The production of the hybrid park is directed directly to the main electricity grid. The park's solar energy is supplied to end users by Lumme Energia. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment granted an energy subsidy of 2.6 million euros for the project.

PANELS

24,000

INVESTMENT M€

~ 8.7

STEP

PRODUCTION

LOCATION

KALAJOKI

CAPACITY MWP

13

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Development

Solarigo and VSB Uusiutuva Energia Suomi Oy started negotiations on cooperation to build a wind-solar hybrid park. The construction of the wind turbines already started at the end of 2021, when Solarigo visited VSB in the area and the possible construction site of the solar park.

H2 / 2021

H2 / 2021

PROGRESS OF THE PROJECT

Agreement

Solarigo Systems Oy and wind power project developer VSB Uusiutuva Energia Suomi Oy signed an agreement to build Finland's first industrial-scale wind-solar hybrid power park in Kalajoki. At the time the project started, there were only a few similar hybrid parks in the world.

Both the wind and solar parks make use of the same substation, Fingrid Oyj's Kalajoki substation.

10 / 2021

10 / 2021

Design and planning

Site preparation began in the spring of 2022 with the construction and strengthening of roads, land transfering and fencing of the solar park. Also medium voltage cabling between the solar power plant and the wind turbine was built.

In the summer, the cables were dug under the field of the solar power plant. The main components such as solar panels, racks and inverters were delivered to the area for installation starting in the fall.

03 / 2022

03 / 2022

Production

The production of the Juurako solar park started in February 2023 when the first inverters were switched on.

02 / 2023

02 / 2023

Construction

Installation of power electronics started in September 2022.

09 / 2022

09 / 2022

Opening event

The opening of the Juurakko Solar Park was celebrated in August 2023. At the event, speeches were heard and the park was introduced for invited guests.

05 / 2022

08 / 2023

05 / 2022

Avajaiset

The opening of the Juurakko Solar Park was celebrated in August 2023. At the event, speeches were heard and the park was introduced.

08 / 2023

2019

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HEIDI
MATTILA

Senior Project Manager

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