On December 8, in “Hermitage” building, in these days 250-year anniversary was celebrated, There was a meeting of the Council for Science and Education, chaired by the President of Russia V.V. Putin, which was attended by the head of the Federal Agency of scientific organizations M.M. Kotyukov. The meeting was dedicated to the reforms in the sector of basic research. As part of a visit to research institutes of St. Petersburg on December 9 Fano head examined R&D Center in the energy and got acquainted with the work areas to enhance the conversion efficiency of solar modules.