More than 50 companies want to invest in solar energy in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, most of them are Ukrainian. This was reported by the head of the State Agency for management of the exclusion zone Vitaly Petruk in his interview with 112.ua.
“Frankly speaking, when we first announced this (about the project for placing solar panels in the exclusion zone, - ed.) the number of applications exceeded our expectations. Despite the fact that this is a rather expensive technology with a long payback period, a lot of companies applied ... really a lot, more than 50 companies,” Petruk said.
According to him, Ukrainian companies were interested in it more than foreign companies.
"There are serious companies with a name, not just some kind of ltds, there are serious French companies, Danish, German, American, but most of them are Ukrainian," he said.
Pilot project will be realized on two sites, according to Petruk.
“We have two such sites - one company of Vynnytsia, it specializes in solar panels, the second one is a Ukrainian-German, it also specializes in the sphere,” Petruk said.
Earlier it was reported that a new arch was installed above the Chornobyl Plant’s Shelter. Chernobyl Shelter Fund’s donators watched the completion of the arch installation.