Hevel commissions 2nd stage of 75-MW solar park in Russia
Source: Hevel (www.hevelsolar.com)
Russian solar company Hevel LLC has put on stream a 60-MW solar park in Astrakhan region, the second stage of a project that has created a complex with a combined capacity of 75 MW.
The first 15-MW stage of the Niva park has been supplying electricity to the wholesale electricity and capacity market since May 1. Hevel said on Monday that the 60-MW second stage facility will start delivering power to the grid from January 1, 2019.
The photovoltaic (PV) complex, located in the Volga region of Astrakhan, is currently Russia's biggest solar power plant, according to the statement. Its annual output is expected to be around 110 GWh, which will save around 58,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Hevel obtained construction rights for the facilities following the acquisition of a solar project portfolio in the summer of 2017. The Russian group said it plans in 2019 to bring online another solar park in Astrakhan, also with a capacity of 60 MW.
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