The second giant power plant for generating photovoltaic electricity goes these days in the Ukraine to the grid. In the fall of the solar park Ohotnikovo, a 80-megawatt plant, went into operation, it is the world’s fourth largest of its kind.
Activ Solar GmbH, headquartered in Vienna, announced on 21/12/2011 the completion and commissioning of the fourth phase of construction of photovoltaic power plant in Perovo. Thus, the total capacity of solar farm, which began construction in July 2011, is 80 megawatts (MW). Phase I, II, III and IV are expected to produce 106 000 megawatt hours of solar electricity annually, enough to cover to meet the electricity needs of 22,000 households. Perovo is the largest PV park built in the CIS countries (former Soviet Union). Activ Solar acted as project developer and EPC contractor.
The recently completed Ohotnikovo solar farm with a total capacity of 80 megawatts (MW) consists of 360 000 PV modules and covers an area of 160 hectares. The project comprised four phases of construction, each with 20 MW. Three phases were completed during the year and connected to the national grid. The power plant, according to Activ Solar, is expected to produce 100,000 megawatts hours of solar electricity per year and help us save 80,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. The energy needs of 20,000 households can be covered with solar farm in Ohotnikovo.