Orenburg in South Urals bets on solar energy

Orenburg in South Urals bets on solar energyThe Orenburg region in the South Urals and Hevel Solar, a Russian developer of solar solutions, have unveiled plans to jointly build a network of solar power stations in the area.

The Orenburg region in the South Urals and Hevel Solar, a Russian developer of solar solutions, have signed an agreement paving the way for jointly building a network of solar stations in the area with an aggregate installed capacity of 30MW, regional news portal Oren.ru reports. Hevel Solar is a JV between Renova, a sizable group of Russian industrial companies, and Rusnano, Russia?s nanotech giant. The new project is reported to come within Hevel Solar?s long-term strategy that calls for the company?s cooperation with Avelar Energy Group, another Renova subsidiary, in building and launching a total of 600MW of solar generation. The source quoted Sergei Balykin, the first deputy prime minister of the Orenburg regional government, as saying that the region is ready to bet on renewable energy. ?Given our climatic conditions, solar and wind energy is a priority for power production,? he said...