Chernobyl Has a New Power Plant, But This Time It’s Solar

A new 1 megawatt solar plant opens a few hundred feet from the site of the 1986 disaster. By  Avery Thompson for Popular Mechanics Since 2000, the power plant at Chernobyl has been inactive. Even [...]

A Visit to Chernobyl as It Transforms Into a Solar Farm

Energy production is about to resume at the site of the worst nuclear accident in history. BY DARMON RICHTER for Atlas Obscura n April 1986 the nuclear accident at Chernobyl devastated a large [...]