28 Sep '16, 11am

Worldwide renewables adoption gathering pace

On 27 July 2016, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development posted a statement on its website indicating that it could play a part in supporting plans for a mass-deployment of solar power in the region of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The plans have been put forward by the Ukrainian Government and include building up to 4GW of solar and other renewable sources in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, which has been uninhabited since the 1986 accident. Under the plans for the proposed project, which were sent to major international banks, 6,000 hectares of land in the exclusion zone around Chernobyl would be converted into solar and combined heat and power sites. The Ukrainian Government believes that more than 1,000MW of solar and 400MW of other renewable energy could be generated, which is almost a third of the electricity that was produced at the plant before the dis...

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