Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Photovoltaics in Ukraine: Activ Solar commissions final phase of 100 MW Perovo Solar Power Station
29 Dec 2011

On December 28th, 2011 Activ Solar GmbH (Vienna, Austria) announced the completion and start of commissioning of the fifth and final phase of the 100 MW Perovo Solar Power Station, a solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Perovo in Ukraine's Crimea. The plant is composed of 440,000 crystalline silicon PV modules connected by 1,500 km of cable and installed over an area of 200 hectares.

"The completion of the Perovo project is a major achievement for Activ Solar as our largest to-date and is a testament to our structuring and execution capabilities in a challenging global economic environment", stated Activ Solar Founder & CEO Kaveh Ertefai. "We are proud of the quality of the work accomplished and the dedication of our team to deliver this successful outcome within a short period of time".

Perovo is Activ's second record-setting PV plant in Crimea Activ Solar estimates that the Perovo project has stimulated the local economy with the creation of over 800 "green" jobs. The company further estimates that the plant will provide enough electricity to provide for the entire peak-load requirements of Simferopol, the capital city of Crimea. In October 2011, Activ Solar commissioned the final phase of the 80 MW Ohotnikovo Solar Power Station, also in Crimea, which was the largest PV plant in Central and Eastern Europe at the time.