Solar Systems participated in a round table on the communication support of Russian manufacturers of equipment and energy generation from renewable sources
February 28, 2017, Rusnano held a round table on the communication support of Russian manufactures of equipment and energy generation from renewable sources as part of the Sum of Technologies expert club.
The issues discussed during the round table included the current situation with the manufacture of equipment and energy generation from renewable sources, the development of key aspects of a communications policy, the need for systems facilitating information sharing between market players as well as the need to implement joint communications projects to support the implementation of the Russian governmentâ€™s resolution No 47 dated January 23, 2015 on the expansion of the presence of renewable energy sources in the retail market of electricity.
Participants in the round table included representatives of Solar Systems, Rusnano, Hevel, Enel, Energynet, the Institute of Energy Efficient Technologies in Construction, the Centre for Strategic Development.
The first stage of development of renewable energy in Russia has been completed: projects to supply energy from renewable sources have been selected, renewable energy has been included in the United Energy System of Russia, a full production cycle has been created in solar energy generation, localisation now is as high as 70%.
To optimise the development of renewable energy sources in Russia a well-thought-out communications policy is needed. The professional community must be able to get its message across to government bodies, because tangible results can be achieved only through joint efforts. There are a whole number of issues that need to be resolved and properly covered in the media such as the need to bring the domestic laws and regulations in alignment with EU regulations, the need for the renewable energy sources community to have its representatives on the Market Council, the need to establish partnerships with foreign banks interested in investing in the sector and many others.
The Russian government has been consistent in its support of renewable energy sources. Thus, on May 5, 2016 it issued order NO 850-r to extend support of solar power until 2024. Further development in the sector will depend on the road map that key players are yet to agree on.
At the current level, renewable energy sources can make a significant contribution to the resolution of the following pressing issues: ensuring sustained energy supply in Extreme North areas and territories that have the same status, ensuring guaranteed minimum energy supply to the public and industrial consumers in areas with fluctuating centralised power supply, reducing emissions from power stations. In 2016 Solar Systems began work on the construction of solar power stations in Astrakhan and Samara oblasts.
Solar Systems, LLC was established in March 2014 for the purpose of construction and operation of solar power plants on the territory of Russia. The company is currently implementing projects in Samara and Astrakhan Regions. Solar power plants in Volgograd Region, Stavropol Krai and the Republic of Kalmykia are planned to be constructed in the next two years. Due to commissioning of 10 solar parks, total installed capacity of power systems of these regions will increase by 255 MW. Cumulative investments will surpass 335 billion rubles.