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Solar plant launched in Russia’s Dagestan

December 24, 2013, 16:49 UTC+3 MAKHACHKALA
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MAKHACHKALA, December 24, /ITAR-TASS/. A solar plant worth 1.5 billion euros was launched on Tuesday in Dagestan, a republic in Russia’s North Caucasus, the head of the RusHydro power generating company’s regional branch, Timur Gamzatov, said.

“Its capacity is 5,000 kilowatts. Phase 1 has been launched at this stage with a total capacity of 1,000 kilowatts,” Gamzatov said adding that it would produce 1.5 to 1.8 million kWh a year. “The second stage of the solar plant will be launched in May 2014,” he added.

“The modern world is facing the situation when the humankind has to opt for ecologically clean and renewable energy sources,” Dagestan’s Prime Minister Abdusamad Gamidov said. He said plans were to launch two more solar plants in 2014.

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