In 2020, Yuriy Ostapenko installed a 36 kW domestic SPP in his own yard in his native Visokopil, Kherson region. Now, of the 88 panels that made up the station, 66 have been destroyed. The inverter was also destroyed.
“I invested about 30 thousand dollars in my SES. Now it’s a pile of scrap metal, says the man. – The warranty on the inverter is still valid, but no one undertakes to repair or replace it, because the war is a force majeure.”
There were a total of eight arrivals at his yard. One projectile hit the garage where the inverter was located, the fragment pierced it through.
Mr. Yurii says that quite a lot of domestic SPPs were installed in the Beryslav district – more than a hundred. People built stations with their own money. Many of them planned to provide themselves with a more or less decent income in retirement by selling electricity at a “green” tariff.
Almost all solar stations were destroyed.
“It seems that SES was purposefully destroyed. There are stations with minor damage – it will be enough to replace some panels. And there are those who have suffered very serious. For example, the station had a capacity of 50 kW, and now only 10 kW is in working order,” says Mr. Yuriy.
At the same time, the man recalls that SES helped their family a lot. Problems with the energy supply started almost immediately, and the domestic SES allowed the use of all household appliances. Even after the station was damaged, he was still able to establish a minimum power supply: at least they could watch TV and charge mobile phones.
After living for some time in the occupation, Yuriy and his wife left. To get to the unoccupied territory, it was necessary to make a circle of four thousand kilometers. Now the family is living in their house again, and Mr. Yuriy is trying to at least partially restore power.