OSLO, April 16 (Reuters) - Finland's Fortum, a
majority state-owned utility company, won a tender to increase
Finland's total solar production capacity by nearly 30 percent,
the firm said on Monday.
Fortum will install a solar electricity system on rooftops
of about 40 commercial buildings across Finland. Even though
their combined output will be of only 10 megawatts (MW), the
project will be the biggest ever of its kind in the Nordics.
The total solar power production capacity in Finland neared
35 MW by the end of 2017 and adding the new installations will
increase the country's output by about 30 percent.
"The installation work will start in spring 2018 and will be
completed during autumn 2018," the company said in a statement,
without giving the value of the deal.
Fortum, the Nordic region's largest utility in terms of
customer base, has so far been active in the solar power
industry mostly in India, where it has implemented projects with
a total output of 185 MW.
(Reporting by Lefteris Karagiannopoulos; Editing by Adrian
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