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Chernobyl's exclusion zone to be revived with solar 27. July 2016 | Applications & Installations , Market & Trends , Top News | By: Adilya Zaripova The Ukrainian government has announced plans to use Chernobyl's nuclear wasteland for solar energy generation. Meanwhile in Belarus, a 22.3 MW PV plant is already under construction in Brahin district, around 20 miles from Chernobyl. One time European PV power plant leader, Ukraine is turning back to solar in unlikely places. Flickr/thisisbossi 30 years after the Chernobyl accident, the Ukrainian government aims to give a new renewable life to thousands hectares of the exclusion zone in the northern part of the country. While long-lasting radiation makes the area unfit for human habitation, agriculture or forestry, its cheap land and remaining electric transmission facilities can be used for solar power generation. “Land and tr...

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