Russian solar company Hevel LLC said on Thursday it will add 75 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the Republic of Kalmykia by 2022 under a pact with the local government.
The agreement calls for the construction of both grid-connected plants and distributed generation facilities that will be supplying isolated territories. The capacity will compensate for power losses and also provide electricity to remote areas of the Republic, said Hevel’s chief executive Igor Shakhray.
Specific details about the projects were not provided. The Russian company noted that the scheme will enhance employment in Kalmykia by engaging local enterprises in the construction, installation and auxiliary equipment supply activities.
In a separate press release, Hevel said it has signed a cooperation agreement with Russia’s Chukotka Autonomous Okrug envisaging the construction of 5 MW of hybrid solar-diesel power systems. Solar modules for the plants will be supplied by Hevel’s factory in Novocheboksarsk.
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