November 18, 2019. — UDP Renewables has launched a photovoltaic power plant in Pervomaysk, Mykolaiv region.
“Pervomaysk” PV PP occupies an area of 12,3 hectares, with more than 19,7 thousand solar panels (330W of capacity) installed by Jinko Solar, the world’s biggest manufacturer of solar panels. This amount of panels can generate almost 7600 MWh of electricity per year. This is sufficient to meet the needs of 3,250 households.
“During the first nine months of this year, the capacity of renewable energy in Ukraine has doubled. We and our partners believe that the further growth of the share of renewables in the country’s energy mix is strategically important and we ensure that energy production at our stations is in line with the world’s best practices,” Vasyl Khmelnytsky, founder of UFuture, said.
Operation of “Pervomaysk” PV PP will allow to reduce carbon dioxide emissions up to 11 thousand tons per year.
“Our team has made significant efforts to launch “Pervomaysk” PV PP. This project is another contribution to the implementation of the National Energy Strategy. By the end of 2019, Ukraine will reach 4% share of renewables in the total electricity production. We are grateful to our partners — KNESS group of companies, Everlegal law firm, and the financial partner, JSB “Ukrgasbank”, for the support in the implementation of the project,” Sergiy Yevtushenko, co-founder and managing partner of UDP Renewables, said.
During the construction, 125 jobs have been created at the station. The general contractor has been KNESS.
UDP Renewables is an investment and development company in the Ukrainian renewable energy sector. With diversification in type of renewable power generation and geography, by 2022 UDP Renewables strives to become one of the largest producers of clean energy in Ukraine, with total capacity of more than 300 MW. UFuture, a holding company of Ukrainian entrepreneur, Vasyl Khmelnytsky, that integrates his business and impact-investment projects, is a strategic investor of UDP Renewables. UFuture has a diversified portfolio of assets in the fields of real estate, infrastructure, industry, renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, and IT. Currently, UFuture’s assets are estimated at $550 million, and the total capitalization of the businesses it invested in is more than $1 billion.