UDP Renewables commissioned the Port Solar solar power station in Izmail (Odesa region) with a peak capacity of 8.6 MW. The co-investor of the facility is the Slovak company E-Group.
The SPP covers an area of 16 hectares. The station has more than 25.700 thousand solar panels. Such a number of modules make it possible to generate about 11.830 MWh of electricity per year. This is enough to meet the needs of at least 3.2 thousand households. More than 44.5 million UAH was spent on Ukrainian-made equipment.
“In recent years, the solar industry in Ukraine has transformed into a powerful and rapidly developing area. The share of renewable energy in total electricity production has already exceeded 3%. We are committed to a clear, ultimate goal: 100% renewable energy in the country's energy balance. The implementation of the Port Solar project is the next step in our strategy. For this project, we attracted an experienced international investor – E-Group company – and the best specialists in the industry”, said Serhiy Yevtushenko, Managing Partner of UDP Renewables.
The operation of the Port Solar will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 13.5 thousand tons per year.
Vasyl Khmelnitsky, founder of the UFuture investment group, also emphasized that their goal is to establish more than 300 MW of production capacity by 2022. Now projects are being gradually implemented in the regions with the highest solar activity – Odesa, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson and Mykolaiv regions.