The opinions vary greatly when it comes to investing to solar energy (including electricity, heat and cooling) in Finland. Some regard solar investments as unprofitable greenwashing, some insist that solar energy could eventually solve the whole energy dilemma. It’s safe to say that the reality lies currently somewhere in between the extremes.
We see solar energy as an increasingly important part of the global and also Finnish energy mixes.
As the prices of both solar electricity and solar heat system installations are constantly in decrease, the future of solar energy seems extremely bright in Finland. Indeed, the profitability is no longer the greatest issue. Teresa Haukkala who in her doctoral thesis wrote about feasibility of solar energy in Finland stated that the highest barrier is not the profitability, but attitudes and suspicion.