EkoRE to Install 15 MW solar plant in Ukraine

EkoRE to Install 15 MW solar plant in Ukraine

The Turkish EPC contractor is also planning to install rooftop PV systems on several public buildings of the city of Ochakiv.

The City Council of Ochakiv, small city in the Mykolaiv region of southern Ukraine, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Turkish solar and renewable energy project developer Eko Renewable Energy Inc. (EkoRE) for the construction of a 15 MW solar power plant within the city’s boundaries.

solar plant in Ukraine

According to the press statement, the Turkish EPC contractor is also planning to provide the funds for the construction of several PV systems on local public buildings such as schools and kindergartens, among others.

According to the city council, the project will be built on a 23-hectare (ha) plot and will have access to Ukraine’s FIT scheme for large-scale solar, while the smaller projects would likely be developed under net metering.

The FIT for large-scale solar projects completed in the period 2017-2019 is €0.1502 ($0.1621)/kWh. Ukraine is also supporting rooftop solar projects up to 30 kW through net metering. The tariff at which residents and small business can sell remaining power to the grid in 2017 is €0.18 per kWh.

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in a 2015 report has said, Ukraine has large untapped renewable energy potential that could boost the share of renewable energy in its total final energy consumption to 21.8% by 2030.

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