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The IKBFU Energy Efficiency Center has launched a project aimed at developing autonomous electrical power units built only from the components produced in Russia. These co-generation mini power stations will use both solar and wind energy. KALININGRADGAZAVTOMATIKA, a regional energy company, is the project’s industrial partner.
Says Sergey Molchanov, head of the EEC: "About a year ago, as part of a European grant, we installed a solar power station in the village of Lugovoye; now it powers the building of local administration. Then we were contractually bound to only use European supplies. But we saw the growing demand for these solutions, and realized there was no reason we couldn’t create similar mini power stations on the basis of locally produced components".
There are quite a few buyers who would be interested in purchasing this product, ranging from farmers and roadwork engineers to energy giants of Gazprom scale. Popular alternatives are the so-called chemical energy sources or diesel-run mini-stations, but these are not cost efficient. At an industrial Expo in October 2015 some companies within the Gazprom holding expressed their interest in developing renewables. The end users can’t wait, however, and demand ready-made solutions for both mobile and stationary power generation units. The engineers and researchers of the IKBFU Energy Efficiency Center are positive they can meet this demand by the end of 2016.