Russia

Russia allocates 520 MW of PV capacity in 2017 renewable energy auction

The auction was open to solar, wind and hydropower. Projects selected in the tender must be commissioned between 2018 and 2022.

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Hevel to build 40 MW of hybrid solar-diesel power plants in Russian Far East

The projects will be developed in remote areas with no access to power. The installations are expected to reduce diesel consumption in those areas by up to 50%.

Russia launches 1.9 GW auction for solar, wind and hydropower

Monday was the first day of applications submission. Projects selected in the tender must be commissioned between 2018 and 2022.

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Russian researchers develop process for crystalline perovskite film

A research team at Lomonosov Moscow State University has developed a new process to obtain organic/inorganic crystalline perovskite films for solar cells. The team says that the process allows for the development of compositions with optimal stability, and that it’s discovery could give fresh impetus to the research into perovskite solar cells.

Hevel commissions 25 MW solar facility in Russia’s Orenbung region

The project was selected in the first round of Russia’s renewable energy tender for large-scale power plants.

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Hevel Solar begins work on 10 MW PV plant in Siberia

The plant is located in the Republic of Buryatia, where Hevel is also planning another 15 MW solar facility. The project’s completion is scheduled for December 2017.

Solar Systems LLC to build 100 MW PV plant in south-eastern Russia

The Russian developer has signed an agreement for the grid connection of the plant with local power distribution company IDGC of Northern Caucasus.

Solar Systems LLC gets $15 million financing from Gazbank

The seven-year loan will be used by the Russian solar developer to finance the construction of its 15 MW solar project in the Astrakhan region of Russia.

Russia plans to introduce net-metering for residential PV

If approved, the new net-metering scheme would come into force by the end of this year. Power surplus woul be sold to the grid at a rate of RUB 1 ($0.0174)/kWh.

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IRENA: Russia has potential to double 2030 solar target to 5 GW

The international agency describes Russia’s difficult transition to clean power generation technologies. The study, however, outlines the country’s strong solar potential.

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