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€1m energy facility to open at site of Chernobyl

22 Jan 2018

A solar energy plant has been built at the site of Chernobyl and is scheduled to begin operations within the next couple of weeks. 

The one-megawatt facility costing over  €1 million is fitted with 3,800 photovoltaic panels and capable of powering a small town. 

“This solar power plant can cover the needs of a medium-sized village,”  Yevgen Varyagin, head of Solar Chernobyl, the Ukranian-German company responsible for the project. 

“Bit by bit we want to optimise the Chernobyl zone. It shouldn’t be a black hole in the middle of Ukraine.”

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