Hevel finishes 'very first' off-grid crossbreed PV plant in Russian Arctic
- Russian module and also cell maker Hevel Solar has created a 2.6 MW off-grid solar-plus-diesel project in the Chukotka self-governing area on the eastern shore of Russia, which the firm said is the initial of its kind in the Russian Arctic zone.
Completed via Hevel's power service organization, the project is made up of 2 installs that comprise a 550kW PV selection and a 470kWh battery energy system. The Moscow-based firm spent roughly US$ 2.7 million in the scheme.
Hevel hopes the plant will certainly help the town decrease diesel consumption by 30% and save 2,130 tons of gas over one decade. It is automatically operated as well as will be used to supply energy for 700 houses in two remote, neighborhood villages.
Previously, Hevel has actually built off-grid PV setups with a total ability of 2.8 MW in Siberian regions of Altay, Tyva as well as Zabaikalsky. The company operates an off-grid fleet of 40 solar plants in backwoods of Siberia and the Far East with an overall solar ability of 13.5 MW. It additionally recently won 40MW of PV projects in a renewables public auction in Kazakhstan.
Hevel is a manufacturer of high-efficiency heterojunction (HJT) solar cells, which CEO Igor Shakhray stated had huge possibility in an interview with PV Tech last year.