GCL-SI to build 1GW solar plant in Chernobyl

GCL-SI, a subsidiary of GCL, is to develop a 1GW solar PV plant at the former contaminated nuclear site in Chernobyl, Ukraine. Construction is expected to start in 2017.

20GW by 2025: Behind Taiwan’s big solar numbers

Nuclear reactors approaching end-of-life, a sound PV manufacturing industry and a robust legal system all make a strong case for solar PV to muscle into Taiwan’s energy mix. Last year, a new government set a target of 20GW solar by 2025, but the industry must deal with scarce land availability and the threat of typhoons. PV Tech examines some of the huge numbers being proposed and what it will take to realise them.