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Wind Power News: Finland


These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.

November 15, 2018 • FinlandPrint storyE-mail story

Tekniska problem i Ömossa vindkraftpark – hälften av möllorna går på tomgång

Produktionen av el haltar vid Ömossa vindkraftpark i Kristinestad på grund av tekniska problem. Fel har hittats i hälften av vindkraftverken som nu står stilla på grund av problemen. – Situationen är den att vi har hittat fel eller abnormaliteter i rotorbladen under kontroller. Därför har ungefär hälften av turbinerna lagts på tomgång medan vi analyserar problemen, säger Frans Liski, vd för EPV vindkraft. På plats har man också en lyftkran för att underlätta undersökningarna av rotorbladen. Ett rotorblad har . . . Complete story »

August 28, 2018 • FinlandPrint storyE-mail story

Firms struggle to cope with Finnish military’s wind turbine ban

In south-east Finland, five wind turbines on the coast of the Gulf of Finland churn out electricity for regional utility Haminan Energia. Half of the electricity the firm sells is produced by wind. Demand for renewable energy is rising, but the company says it cannot build any more windmills in the south-east regions of Kymenlaakso and South Karelia. Since late 2013, the Finnish Defence Forces (FDF) has effectively blocked any further wind power projects in south-east Finland, saying that they . . . Complete story »

January 3, 2018 • FinlandPrint storyE-mail story

Infrasound from wind turbines is a new signal in the environment | Tuulivoimaloiden infraääni on uusi signaali ympäristössä

Aunio Group of Oulu has developed a device for measuring and recording infrasound produced by wind turbines. The measurement equipment can be used to produce research data for investigating the characteristics of infrasound and where it spreads, and to analyze and health problems it may cause. The infrasound produced by wind turbines differs from infrasound occurring in nature; the infrasound produced by wind turbines is a distinct signal distinguishable from ambient noise in the environment. Complete story »

June 16, 2017 • FinlandPrint storyE-mail story

Health risks of wind turbines remain up in the air – more research pending

A group of researchers in Finland studying the possible health risks associated with wind turbines say that – so far – they’ve found no evidence that the wind-harnessing energy-makers cause health or environmental problems. However, the research team plans to resume further study on the topic in the autumn. The internet is filled with testimonials and social media posts from people claiming that wind turbines are the source of a variety of health and environmental problems. There have also been . . . Complete story »

January 6, 2017 • FinlandPrint storyE-mail story

Fires strike residential buildings, wind turbine

Firefighters were busy with at least three blazes around southern Finland in bitterly-cold conditions on Friday morning. One fire left a man dead, while another destroyed a wind turbine. Shortly after 8 am on Friday, one person died in a fire in Turku on Friday. The victim was a man of around age 70. The fire apparently began in his kitchen on Parolanpolku in the Runosmäki suburb. Earlier in the morning, more than 20 people were evacuated in the south-eastern . . . Complete story »

August 26, 2016 • FinlandPrint storyE-mail story

Finland’s largest wind park opens on west coast

A project billed as Finland’s biggest wind energy development was formally opened on Tuesday in Kalajoki. The Mustilankangas park includes 28 wind turbines in a 1500 hectare area. Its owner, TuuliWatti, estimates that it will generate enough electricity annually to power 140,000 flats or 20,000 detached houses. TuuliWatti is co-owned by the nation’s largest retailer, S-Group, and St1, which operates a chain of petrol stations along with other energy interests. The park lies 30 km south of the site of . . . Complete story »

January 27, 2016 • Finland, Norway, Russia, SwedenPrint storyE-mail story

Stop romanticizing Arctic development, say indigenous leaders

The installation of renewable energy like wind turbine farms is wreaking havoc across Sapmi, the traditional Saami homeland that stretches from Arctic Norway through Sweden and Finland and into northwestern Russia. In Sweden and in Norway these windfarms have destroyed traditional reindeer grazing lands and caused mental and financial issues for the Saami that rely on the animals to make a living. Even today, companies like Fred. Olsen Renewables are planning 72 wind turbines in important grazing and calving lands for the Norwegian reindeer herding districts of Åarjel-Njaarke and Voengelh Njaarke. Despite Saami opposition, the project has been approved by authorities. Complete story »

October 19, 2015 • FinlandPrint storyE-mail story

Keräsen Tuulivoiman uhri palkittiin Ihminen ja luontosarjan parhaana

Porilainen luontokuvaaja Seppo Keränen otti Tuulivoiman uhrikuvan Porin Peittoossa 29.11.2014. Porilaisen luontokuvaajan Seppo Keräsen kuva Tuulivoiman uhri voitti Vuoden Luontokuvakilpailun Ihminen ja luontosarjan. Keränen kuvasi tuulivoimalan lapoihin murskautuneen merikotkan marraskuussa 2014 Porin Peittoossa. www.vuodenluontokuva.fi Complete story »

September 30, 2015 • FinlandPrint storyE-mail story

Finns try to stop wind farms affecting TV, mobile reception

The Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (Ficora) said it is cooperating with energy and telecommunications operators to counter the adverse effects of wind power parks on television reception, mobile networks, radio links and radars. The aim is to resolve the problems by agreeing on the division of responsibilities and, thus, to avoid introducing new legislation. Ficora has established a working group consisting of companies and organisations in the energy sector, telecommunications operators, as well as other authorities. The purpose is to . . . Complete story »

September 11, 2015 • FinlandPrint storyE-mail story

Two 14-year-old wind turbines to be junked

The two wind turbines operating in Uusikaupunki will be dismantled next week, energy company Propel Voima announced on Friday. The windmills produced electricity from 1999, but repairing them is not worth the investment due to funding concerns. The demolision of two wind power turbines in Hangonsaari, in Uusikaupunki is set to begin next week. The turbines will disappear within two weeks of the start of dismantling. The two units, owned and operated by Propel Voima, have produced wind power since . . . Complete story »

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