Medvedev inspected the solar modules plant «Hevel»

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited the plant for the production of solar modules «Hevel», where he got acquainted with the full cycle of solar electric panels production. A map of Russia was shown to Prime Minister where it is planned to place the solar power generation projects using the products of the plant.  At present the plant to produce solar panels uses imported glass, as well as French industrial gases. Medvedev was assured that measures are taken to replace the import of these components. Production of the plant is used for the construction of solar power plants in remote areas where the using of self-contained diesel-solar power plants are more efficiently.

Solar cells are made according to this technology, capable to generate electricity even in cloudy weather, which is especially important in the Russian context.

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Meeting of the Presidium of the Presidential Council for economic modernization and innovative development on site of «Hevel»

”Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev held the meeting of the Presidium of the Presidential Council for economic modernization and innovative development, devoted to regulation of exclusive rights turnover, on one of the largest industrial enterprises of the «new economy» — on site of «Hevel» (Novocheboksarsk, Chuvashia) — «We are here to discuss the issue, which is related to any innovation, namely the regulation of the intellectual results, management of intellectual property». Also during the meeting the adjacent and almost technical topics were discussed: protection of technological innovation, «Industry» and intellectual property, turnover regulation of inventions, utility models, technological innovation. In the field of technical and legal characteristics, Russia has more exclusive rights than other market sectors. Turnover of the rights in this area is hampered by its historical closeness, largely — affiliation with the military-industrial complex.  It is necessary to empower the budget and autonomous institutions for disposal of intellectual property.  Estimated tax benefit from the emergence of industries based on the protected technology, are obviously higher than the potential earnings from the state licensing.



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.