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The Small Wind Association of Finland asks for a specific law for small wind turbines.
Our Windspot, protagonist of Finnish TV news, denounces the unclear laws that are blocking the development of this market.
The small wind turbine market asks for a more specific law in Finland. The unclear laws and the bureaucracy required from some local authorities are discouraging consumers and businesses to invest in small wind power units in several municipalities of Finland.
Finnish TV news has drawn the attention to the battle against bureaucracy some consumers have to face if they want to install a small wind turbine in some municipalities. And the protagonist for this news was a Windspot Small Wind turbine that generates energy for an advertising sign.
The law doesn’t clearly say what kinds of permits are needed for these installations, and depending of the municipality, the requirements have huge differences.
Small Wind Association has denounced the situation, where unclear laws are hindering the development of this market. In Finland there are around 1.100 small wind turbines. Windspot turbines are installed in places like universities and amusement parks around the country.
Finnish SOK market chain is very keen on energy savings in their stores. As their latest hardware store opened on the 1st of March in Nummela, Southern Finland, the company had opted to produce energy themselves. Advertisement lighting is known to use a lot of electricity. As a solution SOK decided to install a 3,5 kW Windspot wind turbine on top of their advertising pylon.
The Windspot turbine will produce enough electricity to light the tower and when the lighting is not used, the wind turbine production will be used in the store.