Skarta Energy has made an investment decision exceeding 70 million euros for a solar park to be constructed in the municipality of Utajärvi in Northern Ostrobothnia. The solar park, built on disused peatbog areas, will have a capacity of 102.5 MWp, with an expected annual energy production of 97 GWh. NYAB has been selected as the contractual partner for engineering, procurement, and construction of the project. The first phase of the project, including purchases and preparatory work, will commence without delay. The park is planned to be operational in stages, with completion expected in the first half of 2026.
The solar park to be built in Utajärvi is a significant part of Skarta Energy’s goal to operate 800 MW of solar power over the next five years. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has granted investment aid of EUR 13.3 million for the project. The solar park is intended to be connected to the national grid in accordance with the connection agreement previously made with Fingrid.