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VLADIVOSTOK, May 14 (Itar-Tass) — It has been decided to build a solat electric plant in the Oimyakon District of Yakutia, where air temperatures in winter plunge to 60 degrees below zero (Celsius). The plant with a power of 20 kilowatt-hours is to be built at Yuchugei Settlement, a source at the ministry of housing and communal services of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) announced on Monday.
Accoding to the source, the additional solar power facility will help economize on the costly diesel fuel brought to the settlement. The start-up of the solar plant is scheduled for the second quarter of 2012. The alternative source of electric power in Oimyakov District is being set up after the pattern of the one which has been operating at Batamai Settement of Yakutia's Kobyaisky District.
Practical studies have shown that a steady supply of electricity produced by solar-cell panels begins in February. From August 2011 to April 21, 2012, the photocells of the solar electric plant at Batamai generated about 5,700 kwt/hr of electricity, with the plant's generating capacity being 10 kwt/hr.
The SakhaEnergo Company has drawn up a draft programme for the introduction of alternative renewable sources of energy in Yakutia for the 2012-2016 period, with an eye to 2020. Under the programme, power engineers are planning to increase the generating capacity of the operating solar electric plant at Batamai up to 30 kwt/hr.