Hevel Plant Launches Production of Solar Cells
Hevel, a joint venture between RUSNANO and Renova Group of companies, has launched Russia’s first
The opening ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, the Head of the Republic of Chuvashia, Mikhail Ignatiev, the Renova Board Chairman, Viktor Vekselberg, and the Chairman of the Executive Board of RUSNANO Management Company, Anatoly Chubais.
The new plant will produce
The cells made by Hevel will be used mainly for the construction of solar power plants (SPPs), which will generate electricity for people living in remote areas. The company expects to build SPPs with total capacity in excess of 500 megawatts by the end of 2020. The
Hevel has teamed with Russia’s Joffe Institute of Physics and Technology to set up a solar energy R&D center. The center, which is unique in Russia and has the support of the
Background Information on the Technology
The Hevel plant occupies a 12-hectare site, with the main building on an area of 7180 square meters. The plant is equipped with modern facilities, centered around KAI and TCO units for the application of micromorphic silicon and conductive layers of zinc oxide. The plant also has 13
ISO class-7 clean rooms with total area of 2000 square meters have been built and brought into operation at the Novocheboksarsk plant. A system for storage and supply of
A solar cell using micromorphic silicon differs from
RUSNANO Joint-Stock Company was founded in March 2011 through reorganization of state corporation Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies. JSC RUSNANO contributes to implementation of the state policy on the development of the nanotechnology industry by investing directly and through investment funds of nanotechnology in financially effective high-technology projects providing the development of new production facilities in the Russian Federation. Its primary investment focus is in electronics, optoelectronics and telecommunications, healthcare and biotechnology, metallurgy and metalwork, energy, mechanical engineering and instrument making, construction and industrial materials, chemicals and petrochemicals. 100 percent of RUSNANO’s shares are state owned. Thanks to RUSNANO’s investments, there are currently 97 factories and R&D Centers opened in 37 regions in Russia. JSC RUSNANO has profit for the last 4 years.
Management of assets of RUSNANO JSC is carried out by Limited Liability Company established in December 2013, RUSNANO Management Company. Anatoly Chubais is the Chairman of its Executive Board.
Work to establish nanotechnology infrastructure and carry out educational programs is fulfilled by RUSNANO’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs, which was also established during the reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.