Ukraine unveiled 1 MW solar plant in Chernobyl
Post date: 09/10/2018 - 20:03
Ukraine unveiled the solar plant built on the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. The 1 MW solar plant is a joint project by Ukrainian company Rodina and Germany’s Enerparc AG, costing around €1 million ($1.2 million) and benefiting from feed-in tariffs that guarantee a certain price for power. According to Rodina, annual yield is expected at 1,024 MWh.
In 2015 the EPC and O&M consortium of Rodina and Enerparc launched »Solar Chernobyl« and started the project development. Construction started in the second quarter of 2017, followed by grid connection in the first quarter of 2018. »It’s really hard to underestimate the symbolism of this particular project,« says news agency »Reuters«, citing Evhen Variagin, CEO of Solar Chernobyl Ltd.