China plans to build a solar power plant in the Chernobyl exclusion zone
Two Chinese companies: GCL System Integration Technology and a subsidiary of GCL Group are planning to start construction of a solar power plant in the Chornobyl exclusion zone in 2017. The project will be implemented jointly with China National Complete Engineering Corp (CCEC).
The construction of a 1GW power plant promises improvements for the affected region with an environmentally friendly and renewable energy source that will provide an impetus for economic and social development.
GCL System Integration Technology will supply and install power plant equipment, and China National Machinery Industry Corp will be responsible for the overall implementation of the project.
Information on the planned construction was provided by GCL-SI Chairman Shu Hua. The cost of the project has not yet been announced. It is not yet known where the power plant will be built.
Today, China is the world's largest solar energy producer with a total installed capacity of 43 GW at the end of 2015.
In 2015, according to Everbright Securiti, China accounted for 72% of global solar power plant production.