Located between North Ostrobothnia and Kainuu, the small municipality of Utajärvi (2600 inhabitants) is set to become the home for the nation’s largest solar power plant: the municipality also has several wind power projects in the pipeline and is looking to raise hundreds of millions of euros for its business and energy ventures. The plant’s construction is planned by Nyab group, which employs more than 300 people between Finland and Sweden: it could provide up to 200 gigawatt hours of electricity for around 40,000 people per year. The first phase of the project is now seeking funding. Utajärven Solarpark Oy, a company owned by Nyab group, and Fingrid Oyj have signed an agreement for the Utanen substation, which will make it possible for the electrical installations connected to the Tunturisuo solar farm to be connected to Fingrid’s main grid. The planned solar power plant in Tunturisuo is part of Nyab group and Utajärvi’s overall project: the power of the planned solar power plant will be approximately 80 megawatts. The overall project also includes a wind farm and, in the near future, a hydrogen energy production, storage and distribution station. Read more on Nyabgroup.com