• Hevel Solar has grid connected 10 MW Chemal PV project in Altai Republic of the Russian Federation
  • The Russian company has used its HJT modules for the project taking its cumulative installed HJT portfolio in Russia to over 200 MW
  • Company’s total installed solar power capacity in Altai Republic, amounting to 120 MW, can now cater to the region’s 30% power consumption

Hevel Group of Russia has reached a total installed solar PV capacity of 120 MW in Altai Republic with the commissioning of 10 MW Chemal PV Power Plant. Together all this capacity is capable of generating 154 million kWh of clean power annually, enough to cater to over 30% of the region’s consumption, it claims.

The Russian solar power project developer and module manufacturer has deployed its own heterojunction (HJT) modules for the 10 MW plant and with this, it has completed its portfolio in the region. According to the company its installed capacity of HJT modules in Russia now exceeds 200 MW.

For Hevel Solar, the commissioning of this project follows the grid connection of the 40 MW Ust-Koksa PV plant in Altai Republic which it claims to be the largest PV installation in Siberia and one among the largest HJT PV projects globally.

In October 2018, Hevel Solar said it will aim to have 140 MW operational PV capacity in Altai Republic by 2020 while adding an energy storage component; it signed an agreement with French battery maker Saft for its lithium-ion energy storage technology (see Hevel Battery Storage In Siberian PV Projects).

The company added itself to the list of bifacial panel makers after it added bifacial 5-busbar PV cells and modules to its portfolio in June 2019 (see Hevel Solar Joins Bifacial Solar Panel Makers List).