Largest in CIS solar plant commissioned in Kazakhstan's Akmola

Oil&Gas Materials 30 May 2020 15:00 (UTC +04:00)
Largest in CIS solar plant commissioned in Kazakhstan's Akmola

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 30

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Russia’s Hevel Group commissioned Nura solar power plant (SPP) with the installed capacity of 100 MW in Kazakhstan’s Akmola region, making it one of the largest solar power plants in the CIS region, Trend reports with reference to the Hevel.

Nura is the first SPP project commissioned by Hevel outside Russia. The SPP construction work and project implementation were financed with the support of the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB).

The plant covers an area of 300 hectares and comprises 268,000 solar modules. The company said that Hevel’s own heterojunction (HJT) bifacial PV modules were employed in the project.

“This module range features the best temperature coefficient and bifaciality factor (up to 90 percent) among the commercial PV technologies currently presented in the market. The bifacial gain combined with the intrinsic features of HJT technology will allow achieving better output, especially in the hot climate conditions,” the report said.

Commenting on the project, Hevel Group’s CEO Igor Shakhray said that the plant was constructed in the shortest time during six months despite difficult weather conditions.

“The annual output of SPP is estimated to reach 150 million kWh, which will help to prevent the emission of 79,500 tons of carbon dioxide. Electricity provided by the plant will be transmitted into the united power system of Kazakhstan, improving the power supply of Akmola region,” he said.

The company’s report said that this year, the company is also aiming to finish construction works at six solar power plants with the total capacity of 137.9 MW in southern regions of Kazakhstan.

Hevel Group in the leading Russian vertically integrated company in the solar industry with 10-year experience. The company’s activity is focused on the high-tech manufacturing of solar modules according to the one of the most innovative technologies, full-line service starting from the construction and maintenance of solar power plants to scientific research in the sphere of photovoltaics.


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