Another ground-based solar power plant will be built on the territory of the Chernobyl zone. The project is financed by the Government of Spain, paid in the framework of cooperation with Ukraine under the Kyoto Protocol. So, on March 26, the Ukrainian-Spanish delegation inspected the territory on which the new renewable energy facility will be built. It is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources.
The project of the future solar power plant was approved at the end of 2018. This was reported by Svitlana Hrynchuk, the Director of the Department for Climate Change and the Preservation of the Ozone Layer of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, on the results of a working trip to the exclusion zone.
“This is a continuation of the implementation of projects of targeted environmental (green) investments that Ukraine received from Spain, having transferred its quotas for greenhouse gas emissions. The only condition for the use of these funds is to invest them in projects that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which would have a social effect and would contribute to the development of renewable energy. Photo power stations belong precisely to such type. This is the Ministry of Environment’s policy on the transformation of the exclusion zone on changes and innovations territory”, said the Director of the department.
The decision on its creation was made after the Ministry of Ecology in 2016 managed to resume cooperation with the Government of Spain. It was “frozen” almost 10 years ago, since the Ministry of Agriculture, Nutrition and Environment of Spain bought the so-called “units of the set amount of greenhouse gas emissions” for 30 million euros in Ukraine.
At the end of 2018, another solar power station was already opened in Prypyat on the territory of the Chernobyl NPP. It is located at the industrial site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, above the 4th nuclear power unit, which exploded on April 26, 1986. The annual capacity of the power plant is 1024 MWh/year.