Solar energy is being used for the first time to power the polar station on the Franz Josef Land Archipelago

As the national park’s Deputy Director Roman Perkhurov explained, 36 solar panels were installed on the roof of one of the buildings during the summer season. “As a result, all of the power stations are now getting power from alternative forms of energy. During the summer now we’ll be getting one hundred percent of our energy from the sun”, said Perkhurov. According to the Deputy Director, the diesel and gasoline generators will remain at the station as reserve power supplies.