September 24 (Solar) – Renewable energy firm TIU Canada announced on Friday its has started construction works on a 13.5-MWp solar plant in Ukraine.
Named Vita Solar, the photovoltaic (PV) park covers an area of 20.2 hectares near Kalynivka village, Mykolaiv region. This is the second solar plant TIU Canada has in the country, the unit of Alberta-based Refraction Asset Management pointed out in its press release.
The solar panels are produced by Chinese monocrystalline solar products maker LONGi Solar, and the inverters are supplied by German inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology (ETR:S92).
Vita Solar is the company's logical next step following the completion of its first project — a 10.7-MW solar park in Nikopo, the president of Refraction Asset Management president, Michael Yurkovich, said.
With commissioning scheduled to take place later this year, Vita Solar is expected to begin power generation no later than January 2019. The PV facility is estimated to be able to offset 18,212 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year, the company noted.