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Belarus: Drone footage captures country's biggest solar plant in Gomel Region02:47

Belarus: Drone footage captures country's biggest solar plant in Gomel Region

Belarus, Brahin, Gomel Region
September 3, 2016 at 17:19 GMT -00:00 · Published

Drone footage released on Friday shows Belarus' biggest solar power plant, which has recently become operational, near the settlement of Brahin in the Gomel Region.

The plant was launched on August 19 by the Velcom company, which is said to be the second largest mobile operator in Belarus. The new facility is the size of 60 football pitches and comprises 85,000 solar panels that convert solar radiation into electrical power, Velcom said in a press release.

The volume of investment in the project, which was implemented and launched four months prior to the initially scheduled date, totalled €24 million ($26.70 million).

The solar plant is said to be capable of producing electrical power sufficient to provide lighting for the whole of the Belarusian capital of Minsk, according to the Velcom press release.

Belarus: Drone footage captures country's biggest solar plant in Gomel Region02:47
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Drone footage released on Friday shows Belarus' biggest solar power plant, which has recently become operational, near the settlement of Brahin in the Gomel Region.

The plant was launched on August 19 by the Velcom company, which is said to be the second largest mobile operator in Belarus. The new facility is the size of 60 football pitches and comprises 85,000 solar panels that convert solar radiation into electrical power, Velcom said in a press release.

The volume of investment in the project, which was implemented and launched four months prior to the initially scheduled date, totalled €24 million ($26.70 million).

The solar plant is said to be capable of producing electrical power sufficient to provide lighting for the whole of the Belarusian capital of Minsk, according to the Velcom press release.

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