The site of one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters, Chernobyl has received a million dollar facelift as a solar energy complex in a bid to bring value to the abandoned region. Costing around $1.5million, the Ukrainian site has being developed by local engineering firm Rodina Energy Group and German renewables group Enerparc. The 1 megawatt (MW) project will generate enough energy to power almost 2,000 homes. Ukrainian officials are keen to maximise the investment potential of the infamous region, where in 1986 a nuclear reactor failure caused the death of 31 and poisoned countless others.
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