Alternative energy

In terms of solar power development, the exclusion zone is a huge area with an acceptably high amount of solar energy (1,800—1,900 hours of sunshine per year), free from other types of production, which is guaranteed to stay free from construction.

                Moreover, it is a territory with a highly saturated power transmission and transformation infrastructure left from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Solar power generation capacity for the available area is preliminarily estimated at 1.1 GW.

                Conditions here are also favourable for biomass power plants. Forests in the Zone require sanitary and fire prevention measures within the scope of lawful forest management. With proper planning of such measures, biomass power plants can be built there. They will be a natural fit for the infrastructure of the Zone's enterprises, helping ensure its energy independence and security.

                The vacant areas of formerly agricultural land (over 200 sq. km) look promising in terms of creating and studying energy tree plantations.

                Investment projects in this area would create new opportunities for investing in the future, creating great prospects for the development of exclusion land and providing an opportunity for leveraging this huge territory and its existing infrastructure.