9 april 2018
Hevel Group Builds PV Power Plant for Mine Production in Russia’s Far East
Russian solar modules manufacturer and PV project developer Hevel Group and Russia’s leading precious metals mining group Polymetal signed a contract on building a 1 MW solar power plant at one of the mines located in Khabarovsk region (Russia’s Far East).
1 MW solar power project is designed to supply electricity to mining facility in order to enable reduction of diesel power generation which is the main source in off-grid areas.
“Our mine is located in remote area, which is why decrease in fuel consumption by the camp and mining infrastructure is of high importance, - said a representative of the mine. – Once the PV power plant is put into operation annual economy can achieve 250 tons of diesel fuel.”
“Khabarovsk region boasts high solar irradiance conditions and according to our forecast 1 MW solar power plant will generate 1.2 GWh annually, - said Igor Shakhray, CEO of Hevel Group – Many mines are located at remote off-grid areas, and solar electricity is economically viable for mining production”.