Alight and Solkompaniet begin construction on a new solar park in Karlskrona
Alight begins construction on a new solar park in Nättraby, Karlskrona, together with Solkompaniet.
The ground-mounted solar park will be located on 123 hectares (equivalent to 175 football fields) in Eurajoki (Satakunta). With an installed capacity of 100+ MW, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of about 20,000 homes, it will be one of Finland’s largest solar parks under development. According to the target plan, the solar park will begin construction in Q4 2024 and will be commissioned in Q1 2026.
The Finnish municipality of Eurajoki is already a leader in fossil-free electricity production, home to the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant, and the addition of Alight’s new solar park will further cement its position as a global leader in the clean energy transition. The development and construction of the park will also bring more jobs to the community.
Warren Campbell, Chief Operations Officer at Alight, says: “Alight has been pioneering solar power in Sweden for more than 10 years and we similarly see huge potential in the Finnish market. This new project in Eurajoki marks an exciting expansion phase into the Finnish market for Alight, while at the same time helping the country to reach its ambitious targets of becoming carbon neutral by 2035 and the world’s first fossil fuel-free society.”
About the Eurajoki solar park:
Expected annual electricity production: 107 GWh/year, equivalent to the electricity consumption of 20.000 homes per year
Installed power: 100+ MWp
Area: 123 hectares
Construction begins: Q4 2024
Planned date of commissioning: Q1 2026