December 18 (SeeNews) - Russia has approved 280 MW of solar and 35 MW of wind power projects in its third renewable energy tender, it was announced on Thursday by the country’s trading system administrator ATS.
In particular, the government has authorised eight solar projects by Avelar Solar Technologies, which is a unit of Hevel Solar, with a combined capacity of 95 MW. Also, Solar Systems and T Plus won contracts for 50 MW and 135 MW, respectively. Of all newly-awarded solar schemes, T Plus has the largest -- one of 60-MW, one of 45-MW and one of 30-MW capacity.
At the same time, Fortum OAO was awarded a 35-MW wind project in Russia’s Ulyanovsk Oblast. In addition, the government approved two 24.9-MW hydropower projects.
The schemes should be realised from 2016 to 2019.
According to a recent report by GlobalData, Russia’s cumulative installed non-hydro renewable power capacity is expected to grow to 2.87 GW by 2025, with the country realising just a tiny portion of its potential. Last year, the country approved 557 MW of renewable energy projects, most of which were solar.