Martifer completes 8MW in Ukraine

Portugal-based Martifer Solar has completed an 8MW PV plant in the Vinnytsia region of Ukraine, despite the current turmoil afflicting the country.

The Shargorod solar plant, located some 300km southwest of Kyiv, is one of the first of its scale to satisfy the local-content requirements in the southeast European nation, according to Francisco Queirós, country manager for Martifer Solar in Ukraine.

Martifer Solar said it built Shargorod on time and within 3 months of construction beginning, despite the "complex" political and economic events unfolding in the country.

It is the sixth project Martifer Solar has built in Ukraine for Rengy Development, which adds up to a total of 29MW of utility-scale PV since August 2012.