- Hevel Group has completed and commissioned a floating solar power plant in Far East Russia
- It has 52.5 kW capacity and forms 2nd phase of the solar power plant it has completed for RusHydro
- In December 2019, the 1st stage with 1.2 MW was completed in the form of a ground based PV project
Russia has got its ‘first’ floating solar power plant up and running, according to Hevel Group, which has brought the system online on a reservoir at the largest hydropower plant operated by Russian hydropower producer RusHydro in the Far East region of the country. The project uses storage batteries as well.
The exact capacity of the floating solar power plant is 52.5 kW, a Hevel spokesperson shared with TaiyangNews which has come up at Nizhne-Bureyskaya hydro power plant location as the 2nd stage of the project. The 1st stage with 1.2 MW capacity was commissioned on the ground in December 2019.
The floating PV project uses 140 solar modules produced by Hevel, mounted on pontoon type floats, to generate 53.5 MWh annually. Power generated can either be fed into the grid or operated in standalone mode with the batteries.
Hevel says the floating PV plant can be dismantled in a short period and transported to any part of the reservoir if needed.