Six Million kWh Generated by ESE’s Abakan Solar Plant
Abakan, October 26, 2016 – EuroSibEnergo’s Abakan Solar Plant has shown a better-than-designed performance having generated six million kilowatt hours of electricity since its launch in December 2015.
The renewable and clean energy source generates enough power to feed an entire district of the Republic of Khakassia’s capital Abakan, where a coal-fired power plant would have to burn more than twenty five hundred tons of coal to match the solar plant’s output.
Abakan Solar Power Plant is one of the Siberia’s largest of its kind with its installed capacity of 5.2 MW and an annual electric power output of 6.5 mln kWh. The plant, attended by the five-member staff – chief engineer and four operators – has more than 20 solar modules covering 18 ha.
Abakan boasts more than 310 sunny days on average each year.
More than 55% of the equipment and components used by Abakan Solar Power Plant are Russian-made. To implement the project, EuroSibEnergo arranged its own innovative manufacture of multicrystalline silicon (main component of the solar modules) in the city of Angarsk, Irkutsk region, and also an invertor assembling facility in the city of Divnogorsk, Krasnoyarsk territory. The company invested about RUB600 mln in the Abakan SPP project.
“Abakan Solar Power Plant is the EuroSibEnergo’s pilot project of solar power generation. The test operation confirmed and even exceeded the design parameters. We shall use the experience we gained to upgrade and develop the solar power technologies in Russia to make them efficient, including in the strongly continental Siberian climate. We trust in the development of solar power in Russia, especially for isolated systems”, said EuroSibEnergo’s CEO Vyacheslav Solomin.