Hevel Solar is said to have a nameplate capacity of 120MW. Image: Hevel Solar
Russian thin-film module manufacturing start-up, Hevel Solar has started trial production of its Oerlikon Solar supplied turnkey tandem-junction ‘Micromorph’ a-Si plant.
The company, a joint venture with Russian technology firm Rusnano expects to ramp production in the second-half of 2014 to meet previously planned supply of modules for PV projects with financing from Rusnano and partneships with state-run construction firm Avelar.
Hevel Solar said that 200,000 modules would be produced by the end of the year for the construction of PV power plants with an installed capacity of 25MW.
The production plant was said to employ around 230 workers, which currently included 45 employees from TEL Solar, which previously acquired Oerlikon Solar, yet decided to stop a-Si thin film equipment development and sales but continue to support its customer base.
Hevel Solar is said to have a nameplate capacity of 120MW.
R&D Center participated in IX International Conference Amorphous and microcrystalline semiconductors, which was held July 7-10, 2014 and was dedicated to materials science issues and technical applications, including the solar energy field. A large number of young scientists and graduate students took part in the youth section of the conference. At the end of the event participants visited the R&D Center and inspected manufacturing equipment for thin-film solar modules on amorphous and microcrystalline silicon and measuring equipment access center Skolkovo Technopark “Optoelectronics”, created on the basis of R&D Center.
On the 19th of June participants in International conference White nights of materials science: From physics and chemistry to data analysis, and back which was held June 16-20, 2014 in Saint-Petersburg during the white nights and was focused on the modeling process properties in materials technology and device structures, visited R&D Center TFTE LLC and acquainted with a pilot process line of solar modules on amorphous and microcrystalline silicon.
Young specialists is the basis of an innovation-based economy
From 22 to 24 May 2014 on the basis of the Chuvash State University of I.N. Ulyanov young Chuvash physicists’ association supported by R&D Center of Thin Film Technologies in Energetics, Solar Energy Russian Manufacturers’ Association, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” of V.I. Ulyanov (Lenin), ran the II All-Russian conference “Nanostructured materials and converting devices for solar energy of third generation» (www.conf-nanosolar.ru). The main objective of the event was to get young scientists, students and graduates of science professions (“hetero-and nanostructures” and “PV”) in basic and applied research in the field of nanostructured materials for solar modules, familiarization with the latest scientific research results and technical solutions for photovoltaic converter based on thin-film nanostructures, as well as qualified personnel training for the high-tech production at the LLC Hevel’ plant.