Farm-Scale Energy Production Solution in Finland

A. Karhunen, M. Laihanen & T. Ranta
This study introduces a basic model for evaluating the feasibility and profitability of either combined or separated heat and/or power production technologies for Finnish farm enterprises. The technical solutions and combinations for decentralized heat and power production are numerous, but in Finland there haven’t been many efforts for this kind of energy production. The obstacles in Finland for small-scale decentralized power production (10 to 100 kW) have been the rareness and unprofitableness of technologies available...