Construction underway on first PV array for Chernobyl

Rodina states that 3762 modules have been installed at the site, with specially designed mounting systems and foundations, due to additional requirements for site and radiological safety. The plant is being developed by a consortium of Rodina and German developer Enerparc AG. It will have a capacity of approximately 1 MW and is expected to be completed by the end of 2017. This represents the first construction to get underway in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. In 2016, the Ukrainian Government adopted a bill to reopen the wasteland to business developments, and announced plans to turn the site of the world’s worst nuclear power disaster into a 1 GW solar power plant.