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.
The Hevel Group (founded in 2009) is the largest Russian integrated company in the solar energy sector. The company includes a production facility (a photovoltaic module production plant in the city of Novocheboksarsk, Chuvash Republic), a development unit (for the design and construction of solar power plants) and a Science and Technology Centre for Thin-Film Energetics Technologies (in St. Petersburg), which is the largest specialist scientific organization in Russia focusing on research and development in the field of photovoltaics. Since 2017 Hevel has been producing solar modules in its factory, using its own heterostructure technology. The factory’s current production capacity is 160 MW, and it is planned that the company’s output of solar modules will increase to 260 MW a year in 2019.
Detailed information available at www.hevelsolar.com