15 Aug '11, 12am

Europe’s Largest Solar Farm to Reach 100K MWh Output by Year-end

Europe’s Largest Solar Farm to Reach 100K MWh Output by Year-end

Photo Credit: Kiev Ukraine News Blog Solar power development in the Ukraine will get a big boost by year-end with electricity generation at the 80 MW Okhotnykovo solar power plant in the Crimea set to reach 100,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) by year-end. In addition to producing electricity from clean, renewable sources, the plant will reduce Ukraine’s CO2 emissions by 80,000 tons, according to a press release .Solar power production is one aspect of Okhotnykovo’s overall project plan, which aims to use both wind and solar to generate some 2,000 MW of clean, renewable energy. Ukraine is the world’s 12th largest market for energy with an installed capacity of 54 gigawatts. The country exports surplus generation to neighboring Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia. The State Agency of Ukraine for Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation (SAUEEEC) launched the Okh...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/14/europes-largest-solar...

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