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Sunday, March 18, 2018

The first in Ukraine solar PV power plant will start in Chernobyl

In the next few weeks in Chernobyl would earn the first solar power plant on the territory of Ukraine. The total capacity of 1 megawatt, and it will be just 100 metres from the new sarcophagus that covers the exploded three decades ago, the Chernobyl reactor

photo: unn.com.ua

As noted in the company, on Chernobyl hits less sunshine than cities in the southern part of Germany, where solar energy is actively developing. It is assumed that the power plant will pay for itself in seven years, and the energy produced with it, would be enough to power a whole village.

The accident at the Chernobyl NPP occurred on 26 April 1986. After the destruction of the fourth nuclear power plant unit in the environment were released large quantities of radioactive substances. The disaster went down in history as the largest accident in the history of nuclear energy and one of the most large-scale technogenic catastrophes in General — including the number of people it was worth living. During the first three months after the accident, 31 people died; the long-term effects of radiation revealed over the next 15 years, caused the death of 60 to 80 people. Another consequence of the accident was the fact that about two thousand square kilometers in Ukraine still remain abandoned. By opening a solar power plant in the Ukraine I hope to use the potential of the exclusion zone.

In December last year in place of the Chernobyl disaster was discovered the wreckage of the fallen soon after the accident of helicopter Mi-8. Experts have found in the course of dismantling the post-accident light roof of the turbine hall of unit No. 4 of Chernobyl NPP. 2 October 1986 the helicopter treated the roof blocks of the Chernobyl NPP. Due to the fact that the cable high-rise faucet was missing the alarm equipment, the pilots did not noticed and touched it with the blades, which led to the death of all four crew members — Vladimir Vorobiev, Alexander Jungkind, Nicholas ‘ Gangue and Leonid Khristich. Chernobyl is a monument to them.

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