Ukraine Opens Second Largest Solar Farm in Europe
The solar generating facility came online in October 2019
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DTEK has launched the Pokrovsk Solar Power Plant (240 MW), the second largest solar farm in Europe by installed capacity, according to the company’s press service.
“The Pokrovsk SPP will generate annually 400 million kWh of green electricity, which is enough to supply 200,000 private households. The solar farm helps reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere by 420,000 tonnes per year, which is comparable to the emissions generated by more than 200,000 cars,” the release reads.
The Pokrovsk SPP is a project implemented by Ukrainian companies and specialists. Sixteen enterprises took part in the construction and supplied services and products with a total contract value of €48 million. It took only 8 months from the start of the construction works to the commissioning of the facility. The solar power plant began generating green electricity in October 2019.
“The Pokrovsk SPP is the third project of the company in solar energy with a total investment of €193 million. DTEK once again confirmed the status of the largest national investor in clean and safe renewable energy generation,” DTEK CEO Maksym Timchenko said.
The Pokrovsk SPP consists of 840,000 solar panels and is located in the Nikopol district on the territory of a former quarry.