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Belarus first solar plant to be built in Smorgon

GRODNO, 7 August (BelTA) – Belarus’ first solar power plant will be built in Smorgon, BelTA learnt from the economy committee of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee.

The investment project “Construction and technical maintenance of power stations running on renewable energy sources (solar plants)” in Smorgon District will be implemented by the company Ecological Energy registered in the Smorgon District Executive Committee in July. The investment proposal was approved by the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee.

The company is set to build a power station with the total capacity of at least 17MW. A 36.8 hectare land has been allocated in the industrial zone of the city for the placement of solar cell batteries.

The investor is expected to put about Br375 billion in the project. The project envisages the creation of up to 50 new jobs.

The first construction stage that envisages the generation of 5MW of energy is planned for completion by June 2015. The second stage (6MW more) will be implemented by December 2016. The project is slated for completion by July 2018.