Zhmerynka, Vinnytsia region, is completing the construction of a 70.4 kWh solar power plant at the main pumping station of the Zhmerynka Vodokanal utility.
The solar power plant will save about 15% of money on electricity bills and reduce carbon emissions every month, Zhmerynka.City reports.
It is noted that the station was built thanks to a European grant for €73,164 under the Green Energy – Clean Water program. €20 thousand was allocated from the community budget.
The article says that the SPP will be able to generate 75.619 MWh per year. It consists of 256 panels. All the necessary research and measurements were carried out before its construction.
"All the generation from solar energy will be aimed at supplying electricity to the pumps of the water station and ensuring the operation of the pumping equipment. Everything is configured in such a way that during peak hours we will receive 70% of the amount of energy we need. This will save on energy carriers an average of 60- 70,000 hryvnias every month. It will also reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. The European Union pursues these intentions, and the projects they provide for implementation also aim to preserve our environment," said Bohdan Myronyuk, director of Zhmerinkavodokanal.
Ivan Dyachyna, deputy director of KP "Zhmerinkavodokanal" emphasized that the generation of SPP will also be different at different times of the year. So, on a sunny day in summer, it will be greater than on cloudy or rainy days.
"But we will be able to see the variable productivity of the solar power plant, store the generated energy and optimally use it for the operation of the pumping station," he said.
It should be noted that thanks to cooperation with the EU, the city also managed to repair and thermally modernize two schools and 2 kindergartens.
Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that in Mukachevo, in Zakarpattia region, a water intake station was equipped with solar panels with a capacity of 20 kW. In clear weather, the SES fully ensures its operation.
As EcoPolitic previously reported, a solar power plant with a capacity of 10 kW was installed on the roof of the Center for the Provision of Administrative Services in Illintsy, Vinnytsia.