China: Huge Solar Plant at Chernobyl
There will be a huge solar plant to be built in Chernobyl as two Chinese companies are trying to make the best of a bad situation and have started work on a giant solar plant in the abandoned area.
The chairman of GCL System Integration Technology (GCL-SI), one of the firms tasked with the project said â€œthere will be remarkable social benefits and economic ones as we try to renovate the once damaged area with green and renewable energy.â€
Though Chernobyl is a special task, we all know that Chinese companies have a long history of reconditioning contaminated land and fitting it with renewable energy.
A manager who did not want to give his name because he was not authorized to speak to the media stated that â€œUkraine has passed a law allowing the site to be developed for agriculture and other things, so that means the radiation is under control.â€
With 43 gigawatts of capacity by the end of last year thereâ€™s no question that China is taking strides to become the worldâ€™s leader in renewables. It is also the worldâ€™s top manufacturer, with 72% of the worldâ€™s solar power components being produced in China in 2015.