Hevel Group Modernized the Plant and Increased the Volume of Solar Modules Production Two Times
Hevel Group (joint venture of Renova Group and RUSNANO) completed the modernization of the production line and increased the manufacturing complex capacity up to 160 MW per year. That volume of production will allow to satisfy 50% of the current demand at the Russian market of solar energy.
The plant began production of solar module using a radically new technology: heterostructure technology. It differs from the majority of analogues by the highest efficiency of electricity production: the average efficiency coefficient of cells makes more than 22%. Moreover, new modules are more efficient in diffused light and at high and low temperatures, which significantly extends the geography of their application.
“With respect to majority of parameters our solar modules are considerably superior to their world analogues in the silicone segment”, said the General Director of Hevel Group, Igor Shakhray. “More than double increase of solar modules efficiency as compared to the previous technology allows to cut down expenses significantly not only for production of panels, but also for building of solar plants, which opens wide prospects with regard to implementation of large-scale projects both in Russia and abroad”.
One of the advantages of the plant is the flexibility of the production process: now, the manufacturing line produces not only solar modules, but also high-efficiency cells that can be exported for assembling of modules in the country, where solar plants are built.
Hevel, LLC (joint venture company of Renova Group and JSC Rusnano, founded in 2009) is the largest integrated solar power company in Russia. The company includes: a production facility (solar module production plant in the city of Novocheboksarsk, the Chuvash Republic, Russia), a development unit (design and construction of solar power plants with a portfolio of projects for the coming years in excess of 364MW), and a Science and Technology Centre in St. Petersburg—the only scientific organization in Russia focused on research and development in solar energy.