to-the-point: Belarusian mobile operator opens 18.5-MW solar park
Belarusian mobile operator Velcom on Friday announced the opening of what it says is the largest solar power plant in the country.
The company has built a 18.48-MW solar park near Bragin in the southern part of Belarus. The system covers an area of more than 41 ha (101 acres) and uses 85,000 solar panels. It is an example of how land contaminated by the Chernobyl accident can be used for commercial activities, Velcom, which is a member of Telekom Austria Group, said.
The total investment in the project is EUR 24 million (USD 26.4m).