In the Belgorod region commissioned the first solar power plant in Russia
(In 2010). In the Belgorod region commissioned the first solar power plant in Russia. The energy generated by it, will be supplied to the general network at a special rate — 9 rubles. to 1 kW / h Electricity from a nearby Kursk costs 2.3-4 rubles. per 1 kW / h, but with the increase in energy consumption to build a solar power plant and to buy electricity at higher rate was cheaper than building new power lines and distribution substations.
Solar power plant was built on the farm Krapivenskiye Yards Yakovlevskogo Belgorod region by "AltEnergo" (customer). General Contractor, LLC acted "Promagrostroy", one of the suppliers of the equipment was St. Petersburg "Corporation XXII». System that produces solar energy consists of polycrystalline and amorphous solar cells solar panels. Each of these corresponds to an output of 50 kW and a rated output of the station — 133.4 million kWh / year. As the CEO of the company "Corporation XXII» Sergey Krasheninnikov, amorphous solar panels were purchased in Europe, and polycrystalline — at the Ryazan Metal Ceramics Instrumentation Plant (RZMP).
Note that RZMP — only today in the Russian company, solar panels which are approved for sale in the EU. The final price of panels produced at the plant is about $ 3 per 1 watt. In comparison, the cost of 1 W power rating in the nuclear power industry is $ 03.05, the coal — more than $ 3 in the gas — about $ 2. "The cost of capital expenditures during the construction of thermal power plants (and on them in Russia produced 69% of electricity) — € 1,5-2,5 / W, the cost of building solar power plants in the megawatt scale — € 2,5-3,5 / Watt. In this case, solar power is virtually maintenance free and absolutely does not consume fuel, and does not stop to repair the equipment. And put the heat station can not everywhere, and the sun — almost everywhere "- note in the" Corporation XXII ». The fact that the polycrystalline solar module production is maintained at not less than 80% within 25 years, amorphous — for 20 years.
The cost of solar power in the Belgorod region, according to Mr. Krashennikova amounted to 22 million rubles. The station was built in two months, it was officially opened on September 29, 2010, and commissioning, according to the CEO of the company "Corporation XXII» Sergei Krashennikova occurred Oct. 18, 2010. Electricity generated solar power is fed into the network of the branch of JSC "IDGC of Center" — "Belgorodenergo" and then distributed to end users. The expected payback period of just over five years — at a cost of 9 rubles. per 1 kW / h, although the cost of electricity from a nearby Kursk NPP is 2.3-4 rubles. to 1 kW / h The fact is that in the Belgorod region only two thermal power stations, which cover about 10% of electricity demand: the basic needs of the area covered by the Kursk nuclear power plant and Novoronezhskoy. Given the growth in energy consumption was found that to build a solar power plant and to buy electricity at 9 rubles. per 1 kW / h is cheaper than building new transmission lines and distribution substations. As explained in "IDGC of Center" when the electric power to the solar station will be made on an industrial scale, its cost will drop.