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Published September 19, 2017

Free energy for decades? No problem

Contrary to what you might think, solar energy can be a sensible form of energy production in Finland. In fact, the sun shines in Finland as much as it does in central European countries such as Germany. This means about 1,000 kilowatt hours for every square metre. Although solar energy can’t meet a household’s needs all year, you can produce more than you need during the summer.

Savings: After an initial investment, you will have access to free energy nearly all year. Solar electricity systems have a long life and they require very little servicing.

Remember this: Some towns require a planning permit to install a solar electricity system. Apartment dwellers have to obtain permission for installation from the housing company.

Reducing your carbon footprint: Installing 18 m2 of solar panels for each person in your home reduces your carbon footprint by 5% per year. If a million Finns did this, it would save the equivalent of 49,000 carbon footprints.

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