Unigreen Energy breaks ground on 1.3-GW HJT solar factory in Russia

The groundbreaking ceremony for the EnCore HJT factory in Russia. Source: Unigreen Energy.

July 29 (Renewables Now) - Moscow-based vertically integrated renewables company Unigreen Energy announced today it has commenced building a heterojunction (HJT) gigafactory in Russia, with plans to sell most of its output overseas.

The plant, called EnCore, is being constructed within the Chernyakhovsk industrial zone in the region of Kaliningrad on the coast of the Baltic sea between Poland and Lithuania. Once fully operational, it will have 1.3 GW of capacity for the production of silicon n-type monocrystalline ingots and wafers plus 1 GW for HJT solar cells.

Unigreen Energy, a subsidiary of Ream Management, plans to sell the majority of the produced volumes overseas, including in Europe, the Asia Pacific and other regions, it said in a statement.

Ramp-up production is expected to begin in late 2022.

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