In Dubai Hevel Group presented HJT PV modules at the international exhibition WETEX 2018 dedicated to water treatment technologies, energy technologies and enviroment protection. This contest held from 23 to 25 October 2018 as part of “Green Week”.
The company presented its production samples and specialities: double-sided and semi-flexiable solar panels.
Hevel Group has supplied 279 kW of heterojunction solar modules to one of the largest oil and gas companies in Thailand – Bangchak Corporation Plc. HJT modules are installed on top of Bangchak Corporation’s infrastructure units.
“This is our first major shipping contract, says Hevel Group’s CEO Igor Shakhray, We are working in a niche, high-performance segment, that is why our solutions are ideal for rooftop solar systems to maximize output per square meter. Besides module supplies, we are also considering providing a wide range of PV services, from EPC to IPP.”
“Bangchak’s vision, ‘evolving greenovation’, comes from our belief that green innovation is the key to solving the social and environmental challenges of the modern world, told Chaiwat Kovavisarach – President and CEO of Bangchak Corporation, Our flagship ‘greenovative experience’ service station embodies this spirit of innovation, and hence our choice of incorporating Hevel’s high efficiency HJT solar modules into our unique ‘green community energy management system’, and our commitment to offer the latest technology to our customers”.
won the award of contract and will build two solar plants totaling 70 MW in Kazakhstan. According to the analysts the invests might reach 4.6 – 8.5 billion roubles. It is great time to entry into an international market: in the Russian Federation the prolongation mechanism of green generation is discussed ardently and its key criteria may be export.
Hevel Group was awarded 15-year PPAs for the sale of power from two solar plants totaling 70 MW from 150 MW, which will be located in southern Kazakhstan where solar insolation is about 1800 kWh/ m2 annually so that guarantees high rates. It will be commissioned between 2019 and 2020. As a result of tender the cost sank down to $0,05–0,06 for 1 kWt/h. Hevel Group’s CEO Igor Shakhray eleborates that CAPEX of solar power plants in Russia after the last bidding round is already at a competitive level and Hevel will continue to decline it by investing in R&D, developing new advanced technologies and launching new products entried the international market. “Such support will make it possible to continue to compete in foreign markets and thereby increase the volume of investments in the industrial and scientific sphere in Russia,” considers Igor Shakhray. The Hevel’s project portfolio now amounts to 907 MW of solar power capacities.
Kazakhstan plans to reach 50% of renewable energy share in the national mix by 2050. In 2018 they plan to conduct auctions covering a total capacity of 1,000 MW of renewable energy :
Solar power stations – 290 MW;
Wind power stations – 620 MW;
Hydroelectric power stations – 75 MW;
Russian solar firm Hevel Group announced that it has completed construction on the 20 MW Maima solar park in the Altai Republic, Russia, mounting heterojunction modules manufactured at its facility in Novocheboksarsk. After upgrading its amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin film production to HJT technology, with European manufacturers Meyer Burger and Singulus providing equipment earlier in March this year, Hevel Group doubled its output capacity at the Novocheboksarsk facility in the Chuvash Republic to 160 MW.
“This year we have upgraded the production line, and also put the first solar power plant with HJT modules in operation. And that’s just the beginning. Next year we are expanding HJT solar module production to 220 МW, and by the end of this year we start projects abroad”, said Igor Shakhrai, CEO of Hevel Group.
Moreover, Russia’s integrated solar company said that by finishing the construction works at the Maima solar park, it has completed 50% of its 90 MW project pipeline in the Altai Republic, known for having its electricity generation fully based on renewables. “Today total installed capacity of all solar parks in operation in the Altai Republic is 40 МW, and in winter, in period of peak loads the region consumes 120 МW. So about one third of our needs is secured by solar generation, and we go on with our plans to increase capacity”, stated Alexander Berdnikov, the Governor of Altai Republic.
Simultaneously with the Maima solar park, the company said that another solar PV plant was switched on in the Altai Republic – the 5 MW Onguday solar power plant.
The joint venture between Russian companies Renova and Rusnano, Hevel LLC, looks to achieve its goal of developing more than 500 MW of solar projects by 2020. Meanwhile, Russia’s 2030 solar target stands at 2.6 GW.