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    Thursday, March 20, 2014

    WILL UKRAINE’S SOLAR POWER PLANTS GET BUILT?

    Uncertain future for Ukraine’s PV power plants

    Lucy Woods, 12 March 2014 (PV Tech)

    “…Crimea is home to some of Ukraine’s largest PV power plants, most of which have been built by Austria-based Activ Solar…[T]he plants, which includes Ukraine’s largest, could be nationalised by Crimea’s government…Should this happen, they would cease receiving Ukraine’s feed-in tariff, which at €0.34/kWh is among the world’s most generous…[And Russia does not support renewables so] the projects would be unlikely to receive any support…Under Yanukovych, renewables such as solar were encouraged due to Ukraine’s need to break its dependence on Russian gas for energy…Activ Solar has built four operational PV plants in Crimea, among them the 105MWp Perovo and the 82.6MW Ohotnikovo plants…[T]he company did not directly address…questions on what would happen to plants…[but] before the protests that led to the ousting of Yanukovich began, [Activ Solar] had faced growing questions over alleged links to members of the former president’s government…” click here for more

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