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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
The PV plant is the first of several large-scale solar parks that the Russian module maker plans to build in the region.
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.
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.
The plant is part of a 165 MW PV project pipeline that the company is developing in Russia’s Astrakhan region.