China will start construction of solar power plant in the Chernobyl exclusion zone in 2017

According to Agency Reuters, the two Chinese companies will build a solar power plant that will be located on the territory of the exclusion zone, closed 30 years ago after the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.


For the implementation of the project will meet System Integration Technology GCL (GCL-SI) and China National Complete Engineering Corp (CCEC), beginning of works is planned for next year. The plant’s capacity should reach 1 GW (gigawatt). The cost of the project while not reported, we also do not know to what exactly will be the powerhouse, but the source claims that the construction site already have been thoroughly inspected by specialists.



The informant, who wished to remain anonymous, said: «Ukraine has adopted a law that allows the development of agriculture and other industries in the region, that is, the radiation level is under control».


The total capacity of solar power plants in China last year exceeded 43 GW. In addition, the country produces more than 70% of the equipment for such power plants.

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