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Old 07-31-2016, 01:47 PM   #1
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Default New mega solar farm

Makes sense to me.


World's Largest Solar Power Plant Planned For Chernobyl Nuclear Wasteland
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An anonymous reader writes from a report via Electrek:
Chernobyl, the world's most famous and hazardous nuclear meltdown, is being considered for the world's largest solar power plant. Even though nearly 1,600 square miles of land around Chernobyl has radiation levels too high for human health, Ukraine's ecology minister has said in a recent interview that two U.S. investment firms and four Canadian energy companies have expressed interest in Chernobyl's solar potential. Electrek reports: "According to PVTech, the Ukrainian government is pushing for a 6 month construction cycle. Deploying this amount of solar power within such a time frame would involve significant resources being deployed. The proposed 1GW solar plant, if built today, would be the world's largest. There are several plans for 1GW solar plants in development (Egypt, India, UAE, China, etc) -- but none of them have been completed yet. One financial benefit of the site is that transmission lines for Chernobyl's 4GW nuclear reactor are still in place. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has stated they would be interested in participating in the project, 'so long as there are viable investment proposals and all other environmental matters and risks can be addressed to the bank's satisfaction.'"

http://m.slashdot.org/story/314323
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Want to bet some hysterical person will insist this is too dangerous; that the power generated will be CONTAMINATED and thus NOT SAFE!!!?
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Probably the same people who cover up unused electrical outlets with duct tape, to keep the electricity from leaking out and electrocuting them.
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