FINLAND, North Karelia
by: Regional Council of North Karelia (Public authority)
S3 domain: Forest based bioeconomy (and renewable energies)
Energy topics: Solar energy (Photovoltaics (PV) and Concentrated solar power (CSP)
Innovation type: Commercial / Managerial / Public sector / Social
Level of Good Practice implementation: Regional
Joint purchase of solar power for private buildings was organized as a part of North Karelia Towards Oil-Free and Low-Carbon Area project. 250 interested private persons were contacted during this process and in the end 41 solar power systems were installed with a total power capacity of 142,4 kWp. Regional Council of North Karelia requested tenders for 2,5, 4,5 and 7 kWp units and compared the offers. Prices were approximately 30 % lower than average market price.