The background for the Solarctic project is the growing interest of solar power among many local operators in Lapland. The long distances in the north and the increase in tourism construction in remote areas lower the threshold for planning and implementing decentralized energy production solutions and energy storage in the area. Intelligent hybrid solutions, battery systems and the utilization of electric cars as part of energy storage, as well as cutting peak consumption, will be part of the global energy transformation in the future.   

The project aims to

  • Study and develop the benefits of solar energy, energy storages and Smart City – energy model for solar power users in arctic conditions.
  • Develop Smart City – energy model, which will be demonstrated through at least four different solar power pilot buildings in Lapland.

The result of the project is the Smart City energy model concept and reliable data from various photovoltaic systems located in the arctic area.

Solarctic is an ERDF-funded public development project led by Lapland University of Applied Sciences and its funding has been applied for from the Regional Council of Lapland.

The total budget of the project is 444 300€. The project will be implemented between 1.4.2020 – 31.12.2022.