Hevel commissions first 15-MW solar power station in Saratov region (Interfax)

SARATOV. Sept 26 (Interfax) - Hevel Group, a joint venture between Renova and Rusnano has commissioned a 15-megawatt solar power station in Saratov region's Pugachevsky district, the company said in a statement.

The station's capacity is sufficient to power at least 3,000 households, Hevel said.

The new station is the first of three facilities that Hevel plans to build in Saratov region in the next two years.

"Before the end of the year, the first line of the Orlov-Gay solar power station with 5 MW of capacity will be commissioned in the Yershovsky district and construction of a second line of 10 MW is planned in 2018, when the 15-MW Novouzensky solar power station will be commissioned as well," Hevel said.

Investment in the project will top 5 billion rubles. It will put 45 MW of solar capacity in Saratov region under Hevel's management.

Viktor Vekselberg's Renova group has a 51% stake in Hevel, formed in 2009, and Rusnano has 49%. It includes a photoelectric module manufacturing division in Novocheboksarsk, Chuvashia and developer division for the design and construction of solar power stations, as well as a R&D center in St. Petersburg.

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