Trina Solar supplies modules to Ukraine's largest solar power plant
Upon completion, the project will become the largest PV power facility locally and the largest single PV power station in Europe.
Located near Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast in central Ukraine, the project has a planned capacity of 246MW and will be capable of producing 280 million kWh of solar power per year, ranking among the top three such suppliers in Europe.
The power station, for which China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) serves as the contractor, is expected to be completed in early 2019 and be connected to the grid in March.
From that point forward the power station will be able to guarantee an electricity supply to 100,000 households in Ukraine and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300,000 tons annually.
Currently, Ukraine's energy supply mainly relies on fossil fuels and nuclear energy, with renewable energy accounting for a very small proportion. To diversify its energy sources, the government of Ukraine initiated a national energy development strategy, aimed at increasing total installed capacity of renewable energy to 5GW by 2020. ■