Solar power plant in Dnipropetrovsk region will generate 400 million kWh of “green” electricity per year.DTEK in October launched intercession solar power station (240 MW), which is the second largest company of SES in Europe. About it reports a press-service of DTEK.
As stated in the company SES in Nikopol district of Dnepropetrovsk region will annually generate 400 million kWh of “green” electricity, which will reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere at 400,000 tons.
According to estimates DTEK, the station will supply electricity to 200,000 households.
The intercession of SES consists of 840 000 panels, which are placed on the lands of the former quarry manganese. These lands belong to the category of re-cultivated soils that are not valuable for agricultural production.
Investments in the project amounted to 193 million euros.
In the beginning of the year in Nikopol has built one of the largest solar power plants in Europe with capacity of 246 MW. It belongs to the solar-farm-1, which is included in DTEK Renewables B. V. According to the Energy Strategy of Ukraine, the share of renewable energy sources (RES) in the energy mix should increase to 11% by 2020 and 25% by 2035 in order to strengthen energy security and independence of the country.