The project, based on several scientific studies, was initiated in 2014 as a public private partnership.
Since then, Flexens has actively promoted investments in renewable generation capacity and the decarbonising of the heating and transportation systems on Åland. The Åland Islands have ideal wind and solar conditions, an ambitious climate- and energy strategy as well as a population dedicated to sustainability, which we have reinforced through citizen engagement.
The SEÅ initiative consists of a large number of completed, ongoing and planned sub projects relating to all relevant aspects of sector coupling, including heating/cooling, transportation, industry and storage solutions. The project provides a unique piloting platform for emerging technologies, operating as platform for new business ventures and market models to attract international awareness and business leads. It acts as a learning, innovation and co-operation platform for the ecosystem of technology providers.
Read more about our ecosystem approach here:
SEÅ has and will continue to provide Flexens with the skills and capabilities that allow us to initiate, develop and invest in projects which help societies to run on only renewable energy. The society-scale testbed also acts as a reference for energy asset integration and implementing emerging technology assets globally and all results are applicable to large markets.
Check out the SEÅ citizen engagement website (in Swedish, the official language on Åland):