Forty-three of Telia’s mobile sites in Estonia are now supported by solar panels

  • Alongside Telia’s mobile masts in Estonia, 43 solar installations have been constructed over the past year, enabling tens of thousands of Telia’s customers in the country to use mobile services powered by solar energy, when conditions are right.


Renewable energy solutions developer Sunly City and Telia Estonia entered into a comprehensive agreement last spring, under which Sunly City will construct solar installations near approximately 100 of Telia’s mobile masts in the country by the end of 2024.

To date, 43 solar installations have been constructed alongside Telia’s mobile masts, with work on the remaining installations set to continue throughout this year.

Telia Estonia CEO Holger Haljand says the solar installations represent the company's largest renewable energy project to date.

“The entire Telia Company group – including Telia Estonia – has committed to achieving net-zero emissions and 100% reuse and recycling of waste by 2030,” he says. “Our ambitious goals are aimed at responsible digitalization, involving all our employees, partners and suppliers. The use of renewable energy is a very good example of how we are moving towards achieving our goals.”

According to Telia Estonia network manager Mihkel Kõiv, 40 solar installations were built alongside Telia mobile masts in 2023, with an additional 3 added at the beginning of this year.

“We are making plans for 2024 and preparing for more construction work,” he says. “The plan is to collaborate with our partner to activate nearly all of the 100 solar installations by the end of this year.”

The production capacity of the solar installations being developed in the collaboration between Sunly City and Telia will reach 1,200 kW once all of the stations are completed.

Telia Company’s approach to climate and circularity

To forcefully address the climate crisis and the unsustainable use of natural resources, Telia is committed to achieving net-zero by 2040 (target in conformance with the new SBTi Net-Zero Standard and approved by SBTi). To achieve net-zero, Telia must reduce emissions by 90% (compared to base year 2018) and neutralize the rest. By 2030 Telia commits to at least halving absolute GHG emissions compared to 2018 and offsetting the rest, while continuing to move towards net-zero.

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