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A first new-style power plant is up and running in the Altai Republic: Is this the future?

By The Siberian Times reporter
16 June 2013

The new energy source in the remote settlement of Yailyu is powered by the sun, of which Siberia has plenty - summer and winter.

Local authorities hope the new power plant will enable a halving of diesel usage in providing power to far-flung villages. Picture: Alexander Tyryshkin

But when the sun is not strong enough, it has a diesel generator too. The new plant switches between its two modes automatically and experts say up to 40% of its electricity will be powered by the sun. 

The power plant was co-funded by the Russian government and Hevel Solar, a project company of Rusnano, Russia's largest nanotech company.

Testing the new unit has been going on since March, and it is now fully deployed. 

Local authorities hope the new power plant will enable a halving of diesel usage in providing power to far-flung villages. 

And now they hope to roll out the plants across the entire Altai Republic, a region covering some of Russia's most magical mountain scenery. 

See the pictures done in March 2013 by photographer Alexander Tyryshkin when the system was still in testing mode, along with the views of Yailyu.

Solar energy Siberia


Solar energy Siberia


Solar energy Siberia


Solar energy Siberia


Solar energy Siberia


Solar energy Siberia

Comments (4)

horses power:)))) great creatures, lovely shots with them
Shane, Mongolia
17/06/2013 17:48
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Sorry my vomment would not be offensive ... i saw your photoSiberian summer and iit seemed a beautiful sunny country and about the winter i believe that aftr the snow the sun could shine ...also if it isn't an hot sun
anyway if my comment sound offensive
i ask sorry
vittorio, Italy
17/06/2013 01:59
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Probably they have too much sun after the snow ....and on the summer try to search "Siberian summer photos" .
vittorio, Italy
17/06/2013 01:54
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I thought it only snowed in Siberia? What sun?
Henry, Bath
17/06/2013 00:15
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