Hevel CEO transfers to Unigreen as company wants to increase HJT solar cell production

Nov 30, 2021 03:12 PM ET
  • The CEO of Hevel Group, Igor Shakhray, will leave the business to become CEO of Unigreen Energy, a silicon wafer and cell manufacturer, which is owned by Hevel majority shareholder Ream Management LLC.
Hevel CEO transfers to Unigreen as company wants to increase HJT solar cell production
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Shakhray will leave Hevel after 8 years at the helm, in which he has actually been credited with making the firm among the leading heterojunction (HJT) cell producers globally by volume.

Throughout Shakhray's tenure, Hevel landed a bargain to supply Russia's biggest solar farm with its HJT photovoltaic panels as well as has protected development deals in states across main Asia as well as eastern Europe, in addition to finishing the first off-grid hybrid solar project in the Russian arctic.

" Holding the setting of CEO at Hevel Group because 2015 Shakhray led the button of the plant to heterojunction innovation and also capacity expansion from 130MW to 350MW," a Unigreen business declaration stated.

He will now relocate to Unigreen, which has actually recently begun on a new facility in Russia's Kaliningrad area with ability of 1.3 GW of silicon n-type monocrystalline ingots and also wafers as well as 1GW of HJT solar cells. The manufacturing facility is arranged ahead online in 2022. Ream Management, among Europe's early movers in HJT, is behind the plans.

Finlay Colville, head of research at PV Tech's parent company Solar Media, said at the time: "Currently, Hevel Solar is the leading producer of heterojunction solar cells globally, and the new website in Kaliningrad has the scope to relocate Russian PV making to degrees not seen before."

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