Project developer Rodina today announced that construction is underway on the first solar power plant to be built on land inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone.
The Ukrainian Association of Renewable Energy believes that the transition to an auction scheme may be premature and recommends digressive FITs as a way to reduce burden on consumers.
The French government will provide an unspecified sum to conduct the feasibility study for the giant PV project.
The country’s cumulative installed PV capacity has now surpassed 700 MW, while total renewable energy generation has reached 1.46 GW.
The Ukrainian coal and power producer had started construction on the Tryfonivka solar facility in March.
An area of around 2.5 million square meters will be leased for a PV project with a maximum capacity of 100 MW.
The French energy developer is holding discussions with the Ukrainian government about the possibility of building huge solar farm in radioactive zone.
Three industrial-scale PV plants are being planned in the region by local EPC contractor Kness Group. The company will invest approximately $80 million in the three facilities.
The prime minister of Ukraine said large-scale solar projects to be built in the contaminated area of the nuclear disaster will be selected through clear and transparent bidding rules.