Russia

Fortum to buy 35 MW of solar plants in Russia

The Finnish power utility has agreed to acquire three solar facilities, commissioned between 2016 and 2017 and located in Russia, from local solar module maker Hevel.

New coating steps up solar cell efficiency by 20%, Russian researchers find

By putting silica particles inside the top electrode, scientists from Russia’s ITMO University have developed a new solar cell coating, which helps avoid overheating and diminishes light reflection, thus increasing overall efficiency by 20%.

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Hevel switches on 10 MW solar park in Russia

The solar facility is located in the Republic of Buryatia, where the Russian solar module manufacturer hopes to deploy 150 MW of solar.

Hevel to raise capacity of heterojunction fab by 90 MW

The expansion plan also aims to increase the average module power up to over 400 W. The factory, located in Novocheboksarsk, produces 72-cells HJT standard and bifacial modules.

Russia may auction off just 57 MW of solar in 2018

Overall, the Russian government is reportedly set to allocate around 1 GW of renewable energy capacity next year, but wind is expected to have the largest share.

Russian scientists study potential of crystalline solvates for increasing efficiency of perovskite cells

Scientists at Moscow, Moscow State University (MSU) have explained how altering the ratio of components forming light absorbing layers of a perovskite solar cell influences the structure of created films and battery efficiency.

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Hevel plugs in 15 MW solar facility in Russia’s Saratov region

The PV plant is the first of several large-scale solar parks that the Russian module maker plans to build in the region.

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Russia: Hevel completes construction of 20 MW solar park

A 20 MW solar project featuring heterojunction modules is the first one of its kind in Russia. Hevel announces further expansion of its HJT module production to 220 MW.

Solar Systems LLC switches on 15 MW PV facility in south-western Russia

The Zavodskaya SPS solar project was built with 56,626 modules manufactured by Solar Systems at its production plant in Yelabuga municipal district of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Hevel Solar starts construction on 15 MW solar plant in south-western Russia

The plant is part of a 165 MW PV project pipeline that the company is developing in Russia’s Astrakhan region.