Russian hydropower company “RusHydro” and Hevel Group of Companies have signed off on an agreement to develop a hydro-PV installation at the Nizhne-Bureyskaya hydropower facility in the Amur Oblast of Russia. The new solar power plant will have 1.275 kW power. The launch is scheduled for 2019. According to the sample calculations, it will produce 1.4 million kWh of electricity a year. The solar plant will reduce power consumption for Nizhne-Bureyskaya HHP consequently increasing net electricity supply and improving HHP running efficiency.
The solar modules will be located in a total area of 6,700 square meters. “It is the first engineering object of this class not only in Amur region, but also in Russia. For the new solar plant we will use most advanced HJT modules consisting from 72 cells with a capacity of 370 Wt each, – said Igor Shakhrai, CEO of Hevel Group of Companies.
Such projects have a number of benefits like possibility of using actual electrical grid and transport infrastructures, HHP labour supply and absence of necessity in new territory.