Along the innovative development way

To carry out their own research and development in solar energy company “Hevel” with the support of “Skolkovo” has created a Science and Technology Center, which is  only one specialized scientific institution in Russia .  In addition to improving the existing technology, the center’s specialists are engaged in a fundamentally new developments in this field.  As part of the R&D Center was launched an experimental production line with capacity of 0.5 MW for scientific research aimed at improving the technical characteristics of thin-film photovoltaic modules.

Thin-film technology has significant potential to improve in the first place, by increasing the efficiency of 20-25% and decrease the temperature coefficient.

Exports of Hevel’s production is supposed to become competitive after the partial modernization of the technology – is being developed by a new generation of modules based heterostructure solar modules on a crystalline silicon technology HJT (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer) with a mesh size 156h156mm2.



The head of Chuvashia Mikhail Ignatiev met with Chairman of the director Board of “Renova” Viktor Vekselberg

January 23 Heads of Cheboksary Chuvashia Mikhail Ignatiev met with the chairman of the director board of “Renova” Viktor Vekselberg.

They discussed the situation in the Russian power industry, chemical industry, the prospects for the implementation of investment projects.

At the meeting it was also noted that in February of this year, the company “Hevel” scheduled for launch into commercial operation of the plant full-cycle production of solar modules in Novocheboksarsk.



First Russian heterostructure solar modules on silicon with an efficiency of 20%.

R&D Center staff on a pilot production line of thin-film solar modules manufactured industrial prototypes heterostructure solar modules on crystalline silicon technology HIT (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer) with a mesh size 156x156mm2. The resulting samples showed conversion efficiency of ~ 20% and a good reproducibility of the entire area of the reactor installation KAI 1200. To further increase the efficiency of research work scheduled on working processes the surface chemical treatment of the crystalline silicon wafer, deposition conditions of an amorphous silicon layer, a contact grid manufacture.

In recent years there has been significant progress in increasing the efficiency of the solar structure of the type currently in laboratory samples reached the value of 25.6%, which exceeds the results for the p-n structures on crystalline silicon.



Head Fano M.M. Kotyukov visited R&D Center

On December 8, in “Hermitage” building, in these days 250-year anniversary was celebrated, There was a meeting of the Council for Science and Education, chaired by the President of Russia V.V. Putin, which was attended by the head of the Federal Agency of scientific organizations M.M. Kotyukov.  The meeting was dedicated to the reforms in the sector of basic research.  As part of a visit to research institutes of St. Petersburg on December 9 Fano head examined R&D Center in the energy and got acquainted with the work areas to enhance the conversion efficiency of solar modules.