Antarctic research station Aboa, Queen Maud Land, 1,5kW

Owner
The Finnish state
Completion time
2003-2004
Location
Queen Maud Land, Antarctica
Overall module power
1,5 kW

Naps manufactured an autonomous solar photovoltaic system for the Finnish Antarctic research station Aboa in 2003-2004. The Aboa Weather Station, maintained by the Finnish Meteorological Institute, updates weather data every three hours for an international network. The weather system works solely based on photovoltaic electricity and batteries. In addition, the photovoltaic system supports the energy independence of the research station during the FINNARP exploratory trips in the Antarctic summer season.