Photovoltaic potential in the Helsinki metropolitan area

The data contains the photovoltaic production potential calculated per building, provided that the entire area suitable for solar panels is covered with solar panels. When calculating the annual electricity production potential, it was assumed that the efficiency of the solar panels is 15% and that they have been installed parallel to the roof on flat roofs as well.

In the map service, the attribute data of buildings includes electricity production (MWh/year) and the area of the panels in square metres. In the original material available for download (e.g. Photovoltaic potential in Helsinki contains file electricity.shp), electricity production is provided in the field ELEC and its unit is kWh/year.

The data was completed in the Decumanus project and was produced by Eurosense, a Belgian geographic information services company participating in the project.

WFS API address:, layer: rakennusten_aurinkosahkopotentiaali_pks

WMS API address:, layers: rakennusten_aurinkosahkopotentiaali_pks, rakennukset_aurinkosahkopotentiaali

The data can be viewed and downloaded in HSY’s open map service.

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Additional information

Administrator Helsingin seudun ympäristöpalvelut HSY
Administrator's webpage
Published 28.10.2015
Updated 08.07.2016
Geographical coverage
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
How to reference Source: Photovoltaic potential in the Helsinki metropolitan area. The maintainer of the dataset is Helsingin seudun ympäristöpalvelut HSY. The dataset has been downloaded from Helsinki Region Infoshare service on 28.11.2022 under the license Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.


Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
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