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.
In release of program “Energy” from October 9, 2014, channel “Russia 24”, were showed one of the latest developments in the field of alternative energy, solar cells based on thin silicon films that are created in the R & D Center in Saint-Petersburg and produced in the factory in Novocheboksarsk.
Officials of the Department of science and technology of Republic of India and representatives of various research institutes of India visited the R&D Center. The members of delegation got acquainted with the process of production of thin-film solar modules on technological equipment of the Swiss company “Oerlikon” installed in the center with the aim to organize production of thin-film solar modules on the basis of amorphous and microcrystalline silicon in Russia.
Federal Agency for scientific management familiarize with research organizations of Saint-Petersburg
On the 19th of September 2014 Federal Agency for scientific management (Fano) held the first session of the expert “Development Strategy Network of Scientific Organizations” in Saint-Petersburg with the participation of Deputy Head of Fano A.M. Medvedev who visited then R&D Center. In the context of the obeyance of law of the scientific research management structure reforming as well as effectiveness result increase and updating tasks in the transition to VI technological structure. General director of R&D Center, Orekhov D.L introduced the guest with the thin-film solar modules manufacturing process based on amorphous and microcrystalline silicon on a pilot line of Oerlikon and talked about further work to improve the efficiency of solar radiation conversion .