Roth: US steel, aluminum tariffs to add at least 1-3c per watt to solar projects

While President Trump has a range of options, all likely scenarios seem likely to result in a modest increase in the cost of solar installations.


Russian companies plan vertically-integrated monocrystalline module factory

The manufacturing facility is planned to be built in Russia’s Astrakhan region thanks to an investment of 1.5 billion RUB (around US$26.5 million).

Russian scientists investigate quantum dot solids for PV applications

Researchers at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI) have developed next-generation solids consisting of quantum dots (QD), or semiconductor crystals with a diameter of just few nanometers, that could deliver a big step towards cheaper and more efficient photovoltaic devices.

Hevel energizes another 10 MW solar facility in Russia

The Volgograd Solar Power Plant will sell electricity to Russia’s Wholesale Electricity and Capacity Market.

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%.


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.