The 1986 explosion and meltdown in Chernobyl released vast quantities of radiation, contaminating approximately 30 km2 of land with fallout.
Chernobyl, Site Of Nuclear Disaster, To Get Solar Power Makeover
"There will be remarkable social benefits and economical ones as we try to renovate the once-damaged area with green and renewable energy. We are glad that we are making joint efforts with Ukraine to rebuild the community for the local people," says Shu Hua, chairman of GCL-SI, who notes the project is part of the Chinese company's global expansion.
In October, government claimed the plan to build a PV plant at Chernobyl, and Ostap Semerak, Ukraine’s minister of environment and natural resources, said, “Its cheap land and abundant sunlight constitute a solid foundation for the project. In addition, the remaining electric transmission facilities are ready for reuse.”