15:03 Oct. 25, 2016
Advanced technology enables us to produce 50% more energy than standard stationary solar panels
The first ever solar tracking power plant in Eastern Europe was recently launched in Ukraine's Dnipropetrovsk region.
Solar panel tracking solutions are a more advanced technology in comparison with stationary mounts, which hold panels in a fixed position. Such panels automatically move to "track" the progress of the sun across the sky, thus increasing the energy output up to 50%.
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According to the regional authorities, some 10,400 modules are working at the power plant producing more than 2,500 kW per hour.
The solar park will supply energy to the 27,000 households in the town of Pidhorodne where it is located.
Administration of the alternative power plant says the project will save about 500,000 tonnes of coal per year, and will significantly reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions.