The official opening of the solar power station took place in Chernobyl. Solar Chernobyl has become the first alternative energy facility opened in the exclusion zone.
For more than a year, all domestic and world media were full of headlines about this significant event. In early October of this year, the SES was officially commission in the city of Pripyat. The solar complex is located on the territory of a nuclear power plant. According to the official representative of the developer, the power of the solar power station is about one megawatt. The plans of the company in charge of the project include expanding the capacity to one hundred megawatts in the future.
The springboard for the installation of solar panels and auxiliary equipment has become the industrial territory of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. SES was install above the fourth nuclear power unit. It was there that the tragedy occurred in April ’86. According to experts, the SES performance per year will be 1024 megawatt-hours.
In 2000, energy communication with Chernobyl was interrupt. Only from the beginning of July this year, the energy system of Ukraine began to be replenish with kilowatts of “green” energy from the exclusion zone. Such energy is realize, as well as any other alternative – according to the “green” tariff.
In the spring of 2018, a competition was announce in our country for the possibility of building the first SES in Chernobyl. The winner was select under the control of the State Property Fund of Ukraine.
At the beginning of implementation, this project assumed that the most powerful solar power plant in Chernobyl would be able to provide electricity to about 30,000 houses.
The developer has a year earlier won a tender for the lease of the site, which is part of the cooling systems in the exclusion zone. The plot area was 2,500 square meters.
The first Chernobyl solar station built by the efforts of two companies – Rodina and Enerparc AG. In 2013, these companies joined forces and became a single economic unit. The consortium was implement-to-implement alternative energy projects in Chernobyl. Rodina-Enerparc AG companies, starting in 2013, have been developing a strategy for building an alienation zone with solar power plants.
In the summer of 2015, a Memorandum was approve between the Consortium and the management of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The document regulates the implementation of construction work on the implementation of the project “Solar Chernobyl”. The memorandum also implies the transfer of the ChAES section to the developer’s lease.
In 2016, a project feasibility study was developed. In addition, the financial and legal aspects of the construction of the future SES were approve.
The agreement on the lease of land for construction was sign in February last year. From October 2017, installation work began.
It is worth noting that the Chernobyl SES began to deliver the first kilowatts of energy to Ukraine since the summer of this year (on June 12, the SES received a “green” tariff).