- Unigreen Energy of Russia says Igor Shakhray is the company’s new CEO
- Shakhray is moving from Hevel Solar, where he led the company for 8 years, to another Group company
- Unigreen Energy is a subsidiary of Reams Management that’s majority stakeholder in Hevel Group
As part of an internal restructuring, Igor Shakhray, the CEO of Russian heterojunction (HJT) solar module maker and solar power company Hevel Group, has switched over to Unigreen Energy, a subsidiary of Reams Management which is the majority stakeholder of Hevel Group.
Unigreen Energy is constructing a GW level fab called EnCore to host 1.3 GW of silicon N-type monocrystalline ingots and wafers and 1 GW HJT solar cell production capacity in Kaliningrad region of Russia. It is expected to ramp up in late 2022 (see Russia To Host Gigawatt Level Heterojunction Factory).
Shakhray is moving places after 8 years with the Hevel Group and is credited with having played a key role in bringing the spotlight on Russian solar industry. According to Unigreen Energy, Shakhray had a significant role in enabling Hevel to transition to HJT technology while expanding cell/module capacity to 350 MW and expanding its business to EPC&M and R&D activities (see Hevel Producing HJT Cells On M2+ Wafers).
Shakhray will lead Unigreen Energy as the company aims to foray into Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), European and Latin American solar markets aiming to reach a 3 GW portfolio by 2024.