Hevel Group is announcing results of solar power plants (SPP) performance for 2017. 12 Hevel Group grid solar power plants with 129 MW of total installed capacity were operating on the wholesale market for electricity. Overall Hevel solar power plants output for the 4th quarter of 2017 accounted for 12 786 thous. kW*h, and 107 111 thous. kW*h for 2017 in total.
Total output of operating SPP’s for entire period of operation made up 146 944 thous. kW*h, which is equivalent to use of 44 MIO m3 of natural gas for electrical power generation. Hevel solar power plants enabled to avoid more than 77 910 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Solar power output of SPP is affected by the following factors: insolation level of the plant location area, weather conditions, season of the year and sunlight time, plants repair and maintenance schedules, as well as requirements of a System operator.
Year to year solar power output, thous. kW*h
|Solar Power Plant (SPP)||Installed capacity||2015||2016||2017|
|МW||I-IV Q||I-IV Q||I-IV Q|
|the Republic of Altai|
|Kosh-Agachskaya SPP||5||5 802||7 830||7 664|
|Kosh-Agachskaya SPP -2||5||6 182||7 982|
|Ust-Kanskaya SPP||5||92||6 445|
|the Republic of Bashkortostan|
|Buribayevskaya SPP (Phases 1-2)||20||9 554||23 887|
|Bugulchanskaya SPP (Phases 1-3)**||15||4 798||16 847|
|the Republic of Buryatia|
|the Orenburg Region|
|Perevolotskaya SPP||5||185||5 390||5866|
|Grachevskaya SPP **||10||8777|
|Sol-Iletskaya SPP||25||18 730|
|the Saratov Region|
Heterojunction solar modules produced by the leading Russian manufacturer and PV project developer Hevel Group were certified by TÜV Rheinland, as an independent third-party is accredited for testing and certifying photovoltaic systems and components according to various international standards. Hevel’s PV modules were qualified with IEC 61215 and IEC 61730.
These standards confirm that Hevel’s PV modules passed different quality and safety tests at the TÜV laboratory in Germany.
Earlier 2017 Hevel Group converted its thin-film Fab line into heterojunction technology and in the end of the previous year completed ramp up of its 160 MW solar module line.
Hevel Group and Belarusian company ISOBUD presented a jointly designed photovoltaic sandwich panel for roofing. Roofing material is composed of heterojunction PV modules manufactured at Hevel’s 160 MW fab. ISOBUD also came up with its own innovative sandwich panel with heating element. Both products are being demonstrated at BUDMA-2018, construction industry fair opened today in Poznan (Poland).
PV module-based rooftop sandwich panel and sandwich panel with heating element are ready-made solution for power-efficient construction. Sandwich panels are widely used in construction of residential frame-panel buildings, logistics centers, sports facilities, parking areas and other infrastructure.
Integration of high-efficiency PV module in sandwich panel and use of innovative heating sandwich panel enable to decrease significantly the power consumption of a new facility.
ISOBUD intends to launch serial production of innovative sandwich panels in 2018 and Hevel Group will secure high-efficiency PV modules supplies.
Russia-based integrated PV manufacturer Hevel Group, which has switched production from amorphous silicon thin-film technology to silicon heterojunction (HJ) has said it has been successful in ramping to its 160MW nameplate capacity and achieving cell conversion efficiencies of 22.8%. Hevel Group noted that having converted to HJ technology it was able to produce more than 323,000 HJ solar modules, equivalent to around 95.25MW in the July to December, 2017 timeframe. At the end of the year the company was producing cells of 22.8% conversion efficiency, according to the company.
PV Tech previously reported in February 2017, that Hevel had claimed its first fabricated HJ solar cell had achieved a conversion efficiency of 21.75%.
Hevel also said that its current downstream PV project pipeline exceeded 400MW, including 174 MW already commissioned by the end of 2017.