Finland
Follow
Find tag "energy"
97.6K views | +6 today
Finland
About Finnish society & culture. From snow to sauna, from natives to Nokia.
Curated by Ulla M. Saikku
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

“Apelle” is a Cozy Wooded Home in Finland That Resembles a Stranded Boat - Jetson Green

“Apelle” is a Cozy Wooded Home in Finland That Resembles a Stranded Boat - Jetson Green | Finland | Scoop.it

Located in Karjaa, Finland, “Apelle” is a wooden home by architect Marco Casagrande that resembles a cozy one-family home as much as it does a stranded boat in the middle of the woods. It may be rurally located in a country known for harsh, icy winters, but geothermal energy keeps it warm and cozy without the use of dirty energy sources.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Finland Plans To Phase Out Coal Use In Energy Production By 2025 - Huffington Post

Finland Plans To Phase Out Coal Use In Energy Production By 2025 - Huffington Post | Finland | Scoop.it

If all goes according to plan, Finland will become the first European country to stop using coal, with a goal to phase out the energy source by 2025.

Currently, Finland imports all of its coal from nearby countries such as Russia and Poland. Annual import volumes range from less than 3 million to 9 million tons, depending on the rainy or dry climate, according to the Finnish Coal Info association’s website.

Eliminating coal usage could help the country save millions of euros a year, since coal imports cost Finland between 70 million to more than 300 million euros ($91 million to more than $388 million) annually, according to Finnish Coal Info.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

AW-Energy's WaveRoller is not a stupid gadget.

AW-Energy's WaveRoller is not a stupid gadget. | Finland | Scoop.it
First three Waveroller Power Take Off system -units soon to leave the assembly line. Final testing almost done. See comments by CTO Jorma Savolainen.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Micro Analog Systems Launches Solar Cell Energy Harvesting System Manager

Micro Analog Systems Launches Solar Cell Energy Harvesting System Manager | Finland | Scoop.it
Micro Analog Systems Oy, a Helsinki, Finland headquartered company has declared the release of MAS6011 Solar Cell Energy Harvesting System Manager.

 

MAS6011 comes handy to protect the batteries where large sized solar cells are used to compensate the dim light conditions and avoid the possibilities of batteries getting destroyed due to sudden strong light. It offers safe and secure defense of 3 V battery for an array of light strengths.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Energy Cities - Tampere, Eco-efficient by 2020

Energy Cities - Tampere, Eco-efficient by 2020 | Finland | Scoop.it
Energy Cities, the European Association of local authorities inventing their energy future.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Finland slow to develop solar energy

Finland slow to develop solar energy | Finland | Scoop.it
The price of solar electricity is estimated to fall dramatically over the next few years. In Finland, the development of solar energy is lagging behind due to a lack of state support.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Metso to deliver world's largest biomass gasification plant in Finland - POWER-GEN WorldWide

Metso to deliver world's largest biomass gasification plant in Finland - POWER-GEN WorldWide | Finland | Scoop.it
Metso will supply Vaskiluodon Voima Oy in Vaasa, Finland, with a 140 MW bio-gasification plant, claimed to be the world's largest such facility.

As a result of the new solution, close to 25-40 per cent of the coal can be replaced with renewable energy, which will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 230 000 tons per year. This is the first time in the world that biomass gasification is being adopted on such a large scale.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

German decision will make energy dearer in Finland

German decision will make energy dearer in Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
Juha Naukkarinen, Managing Director at Finnish Energy Industries (ET), predicts that Germany’s decision to give up nuclear power will result in dearer energy in Finland. This will affect industry competitiveness and employment. On the other hand, Finland may also gain a competitive edge over Germany.

Naukkarinen points out that the price of electricity in the Nordic countries and in Europe generally depends on the situation in Germany. Germany will be forced to import more energy, which will force up prices.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Energy and Environment Partnership Between Finland and Indonesia - ScandAsia.com

Energy and Environment Partnership Between Finland and Indonesia - ScandAsia.com | Finland | Scoop.it
The Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) between Finland and Indonesia was receltly launched in the National Bio Energy Summit held in Jakarta. Deputy Head of Mission, Ms. Päivi Alatalo was invited as a guest speaker in the opening ceremony of the two-day combined seminar and exhibition.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Altairnano Taps European Market With LUT Energy Contract - Marketwire (press release)

Altairnano Taps European Market With LUT Energy Contract - Marketwire (press release) | Finland | Scoop.it
Marketwire (press release)

Beyond innovations in industrial energy storage applications, Finland has an advanced standard electricity distribution system ripe for smart grid technologies.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Alstom Power to modernize steam turbine at Finnish power plant - PennEnergy- Energy News (press release)

Alstom Power to modernize steam turbine at Finnish power plant - PennEnergy- Energy News (press release) | Finland | Scoop.it
Alstom Power to modernize steam turbine at Finnish power plantPennEnergy- Energy News (press release)Paris, March 24, 2011
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Marinetek Unveils Finland’s First Floating Village!

Marinetek Unveils Finland’s First Floating Village! | Finland | Scoop.it

The Marinetek Group and Sito are currently constructing Finland's first floating village! The lightweight floating villas are equipped with energy-saving systems and technologies, and they were designed to withstand extreme winds and wave conditions. Located in Pori, the project is aiming for LEED certification and it will comprise a total of 16 houses when completed.

more...
Joe X. Tran's curator insight, December 14, 2014 1:50 AM

China Super Buyers, The first floating vacation village in Finland.  Live-on-Water.

Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Managed Services Firm Atos Opens Green Finland Data Center ...

Managed Services Firm Atos Opens Green Finland Data Center ... | Finland | Scoop.it

Web hosting and IT infrastructure Atos announced recently that it has opened a green data center in Helsinki. The data center is more than 50,000 square feet and uses energy based on heat recovery.
According to the announcement, the data center was built by the Finnish company Academica, a company known for efficient heat reclamation and energy recycling in its data centers.
The data center uses eco-efficient cooling provided by Helsignin Energia, and the extra heat from its servers is transferred to the district heating network to provide heat for more than 4,500 houses in the city.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Finnish firms eye bigger role in India’s renewable energy sector

According to reports, as India has launched Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) through which 20,000mw of solar capacity would be installed by end of 13th Five Year Plan, the Finnish companies such as Ensto and InCap are eyeing bigger pie of the renewable energy market in India.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15641998

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Lintulahti: Finland's first LEED Platinum office opens for business - The Guardian

Lintulahti: Finland's first LEED Platinum office opens for business - The Guardian | Finland | Scoop.it

The project is an energy-efficient office block supplied with renewable electricity and efficient district heating and cooling. The £19m project was constructed by Skanska Finland.

 

The Lintulahti building is an energy-efficient office block that is supplied with renewable electricity and efficient district heating and cooling. The development has contributed toward sustainable urban planning and promoted urban redevelopment by reusing a contaminated brownfield site.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Fortum CEO: Finland needs consistent energy policy

Fortum CEO: Finland needs consistent energy policy | Finland | Scoop.it
HELSINKI (MarketWatch) -- It is imperative that Finland's new government contributes to a consistent and predictable energy policy, the chief executive of Finnish utility Fortum Oyj (FUM1V.HE) said Tuesday.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Finnish professor wins top bioenergy prize | Renewable Energy

Finnish professor wins top bioenergy prize | Renewable Energy | Finland | Scoop.it
Professor Sipilä, Vice-President of strategic energy research at the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), won the prize for his leadership in the development of biomass conversion technologies and for promoting biomass as a sustainable energy source within Finland.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Finland offers Kashmir help in harnessing renewable energy - Mangalorean.com

Finland offers Kashmir help in harnessing renewable energy - Mangalorean.com | Finland | Scoop.it
Srinagar, June 12 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir could benefit from the Finnish expertise in utilising biomass potential for energy generation to supplement production of hydro-electric energy and shrink the gap between its availability and demand, its envoy to India said Sunday...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Audit Office Criticises Slow Progress of Energy Technology Programme

Audit Office Criticises Slow Progress of Energy Technology Programme | Finland | Scoop.it
The National Audit Office of Finland (VTV) has strongly criticised the slow progress of a support programme for Finnish renewable energy and climate technology, reports the financial journal, Talouselämä. A new report from the office says the programme has received almost 200 million euros over the past decade but adds results have been lean.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Good News from Finland - Savo-Solar: the new class of solar energy efficiency

Good News from Finland - Savo-Solar: the new class of solar energy efficiency | Finland | Scoop.it
The Finnish company Savo-Solar, based in Mikkeli, has developed a new kind of a solar power collector, which employs a new nano coating for efficient solar energy collection. According to the company, the new heat absorber design is considerably more efficient than competing products in the market.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Energy users in Finland to get 'smarter' still - Greenbang

Energy users in Finland to get 'smarter' still - Greenbang | Finland | Scoop.it
Greenbang - Energy users in Finland to get 'smarter' still

Building owners and residents in Finland will soon be able to try out an energy efficiency technology that could outsmart — in terms of potential energy savings — their already-smart electricity meters.
more...
No comment yet.