President of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Vladimir E. Fortov and head of the Chuvash Republic Mikhail Ignatiev signed in Moscow an agreement providing for the long-term strategic cooperation in the field of advanced research and innovation.
Russian Academy of Sciences and the Cabinet of Ministers of Chuvash Republic will join forces to conduct basic and applied research; long-term strategy and specific actions aimed at creating and maintaining the conditions for cutting-edge research; developing mechanisms of realization of innovative projects aimed at commercialization of ideas and technological solutions, as well as to create favorable conditions for the release of innovative companies of the Chuvash Republic in the domestic market of the Russian Federation and foreign markets, preparation of highly skilled scientific and technical personnel.
Commenting the importance of signing the agreement, the president of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Fortov and Vice-President Sergey Aldoshin noted that between the Academy and the Chuvash Republic has a long-standing relationship, which are now even more strengthened. Effective cooperation with a number of enterprises, in particular, with “Hevel”.
December 2nd Chapter of Chuvashia Michael Ignatieff visited the factory for the production of solar modules “Hevel” in Novocheboksarsk. During the visit, the head of the republic familiarized with the basic processes of production of photovoltaic modules – from glass to load output of finished products, talked with staff.
Responding to journalist questions, Michael Ignatieff said that the plant for production of solar modules “Hevel” had been a modern plant of the XXI century, being essential for the industrial energy complex of Russia. “I am delighted that such a modern factory appeared in Novocheboksarsk. Line is working, the first product of labor – the first modules are already in production, there were 300 high-tech, high-end jobs for the youth of Chuvashia. Modern enterprise has the prospect – the market is formed, alternative stations using solar energy are building”, – said Head of the republic
One of the current trends in the development of the Russian economy is the development of innovative scientific and technological solutions in the field of smart grid based on renewable energy sources, designed to improve the reliability and efficiency of power supply to consumers remote from centralized networks. In this respect, the photoelectric conversion of solar energy is one of the most promising projects.
Landmark project – the main task is to improve the efficiency of STC, the stability of the solar modules, serially produced by “Hevel” and cost reduction. The main activities of SEC are: to improve the parameters of two-film solar modules produced in the factory production cycle; the transition to a three-stage variant of thin film solar modules based on amorphous silicon technology to further increase the efficiency and the development of domestic technology heterostructure solar cells crystalline silicon.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in collaboration with the Government of the Russian Federation and supported by the State Corporation “Rosatom” organized in St. Petersburg, 13-18 October 2014 jubilee XXV International Conference on Fusion Energy (FEC 2014), which was attended by more than 840 delegates from 39 countries. The holding of this conference in Russia coincided with the 60th anniversary of the commencement of operation of the first nuclear power plant in the world in Obninsk, which gave the first industrial current on June 27, 1954.
During the conference on October 15 was held a technical tour for the participants in the laboratories of Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute investigated controlled thermonuclear fusion on a unique Tokamak “Globus M” setup and produced the measuring equipment for an international program of the first experimental fusion reactor ITER. Also the guests got acquainted with the work to improve the coversion efficiency of solar cell modules based on amorphous and microcrystalline silicon, which are carried out in R&D Center.