Remember Chernobyl? It’s been thirty years since the nuclear disaster. In a moment of ingenuity, someone realized that the nuclear exclusion zone that is too radioactive to live in is actually an ideal, or at least good enough, location for a solar power site. There’s plenty of free land, the power transmission lines and the distribution network is already in place. As with any such site, workers will be limited to how long they can work there. Instead of the region being a useless and worthless, except as a bizarre wildlife sanctuary, it can provide a major benefit to a country that could use some good news. The first panels are expected to be installed this year.
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