Business from solar energy with complex structure pilots

1.10.2009-29.2.2012

Business from solar energy with complex structure pilots -project substantially increased networks of the participants and the knowledge of solar energy technologies and their international markets. Increased knowledge will help participants in solar energy projects in the future.

In every region (Satakunta, Ostrobothnia, Southern Ostrobothnia and Central Finland) of the participants, an outsourced pilot was planned and some of these will be realised. Realised pilot locations are important in research perspective, because monitoring produces important knowledge of the actual functionality of the systems and their energy yields. Pilots are also important for making solar energy more familiar to public. The local government sector has also activated in using solar energy in the city’s buildings. In Pori, the city has included in the instructions that use of solar energy technologies needs to be studied as an energy production technology when planning the city’s own construction projects.

Companies studied in this project were offered possibilities to network and get to know international solar energy markets. Four seminars and workshops were arranged and an extra workshop was arranged in Vaasa for networking between prefabricated house manufacturers and solar energy companies. A trip to Intersolar 2011 in Munich was also arranged. Seminars and workshops attracted a lot of participants interested in solar energy. A group for energy solutions of detached houses was put together and new projects were prepared based on new ideas gathered from workshops. Some of the ideas have realised.