Solar Energy Plant in Chernobyl
After years of neglect of the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl nuclear plant, it may be given a new use as the Ukrainian authorities are considering turning it into a huge solar power plant.
The Chernobyl nuclear power plant suffered the worst nuclear accident in history when in 1985 exploded the core of its reactor No. 4. The severity of the accident along with mismanagement after the accident, generated a lot of contaminated area and consequently, abandoned.
Now, 30 years later, it is considering giving a new utility: it is turn the area into a plant of photovoltaic solar energy, solar thermal energy and biogas generation. It would be the world's largest solar power plant.
Feasibility of solar power plant of Chernobyl
The situation is very good for this purpose since the generation of renewable energy in this area is cheap and plentiful. The intensity of the sunlight it receives is similar to southern Germany, one of the largest producers of solar energy in the world.
In addition, the network infrastructure and high-voltage power lines needed to supply electricity to the national grid remained intact after the crash.
Last review: August 5, 2016