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Russia’s largest solar farm opened in Urals

December 21, 2015, 15:23 UTC+3 ORENBURG

About $42.1 mln was invested into construction of the plant with the area of 100 ha

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ORENBURG, December 21. /TASS/. Russia’s largest solar power plant with the capacity of 25 MW was opened in Orsk (Orenburg Region) on Monday, governor’s press service told TASS on Monday.

"Orsk solar photoelectric power plant has been launched. About 3 bln rubles ($42.1 mln) was invested into construction of the plant with the area of 100 ha, which started in summer 2014. The capacity expansion up to 40 MW is possible later on," the press service said.

The power plant is already delivering electric power to the United Energy System of Russia from early December.

The photoelectric system of the solar farm is made of 100,000 domestically produced solar modules installed on structural steel with the total weight over 2,000 tonnes.

"The Orsk Power Plant is the largest in the region and Russia. Ten such facilities will be opened in the region in total with the overall capacity of 95 MW and investments amounting to 10 bln rubles ($140.4 mln)," the governor of the region Yuri Berg said at the opening ceremony.

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