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Nurmon Aurinko, a key energy project to implement Finland’s first large industrial scale solar PV park, has selected Alfen to provide a 1 MW energy storage system. Nurmon Aurinko has previously developed a solar PV park (in cooperation with Solarigo) at the site of major food industry operator Atria and is now adding energy storage to provide balancing services to the central Fingrid (FCR-N) and optimise the output of the local solar PV park. In addition to supplying the energy storage system, Alfen will be responsible for realising the local micro-grid and grid connection.
CEO Antti Koskelainen at Nurmon Aurinko comments: “Adding energy storage to the largest industrial-scale solar PV plant in Finland will help to further reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency. It increases self-sufficiency and independence from the external networks as well as their failures and market price fluctuations. We selected Alfen for this project because of their broad expertise in energy storage as well as their deep understanding of our local situation through their position in Finnish Alfen Elkamo.”
Yves Vercammen, sales manager at Alfen, adds: “This project nicely brings together our expertise of energy storage systems with our vast experience of integrating solar PV systems with the grid. Combined with our local presence in Finland through Alfen Elkamo we are well set to deliver an optimal solution for Nurmon Aurinko.”
The project is expected to be delivered in Q4 2019.