Two Chinese companies GCL System Integration (GCL-SI) and China Complete Engineering (CCEC) are ready to start implementing an unusual project - the construction of a 1 gigawatt solar power plant in the exclusion zone near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
CCEC has been tasked with investing in the construction, while GCL-SI will be responsible for installing solar panels. It is not yet known where exactly the power plant will be located. The project is in the process of numerous approvals. Obtaining a building permit will mean that this piece of contaminated land is under control.
China, the world's largest producer of solar energy, has extensive experience in building similar power plants in sparsely populated and polluted areas, which is primarily due to the fight against the "sprawl" of large cities. The total amount of energy they generate is 43 gigawatts, which corresponds to 72% of the world's solar energy produced.