ASTANA –The Astana Solar plant, which produces solar panels, has been certified to meet world standards and is ready to enter the international market, according to the website of the Astana city administration. The plant has been in operation for six years and manufactures panels capable of producting 50 MW per year.
“The plant is equipped with modern, high-tech manufacturing equipment. Four production teams have been formed for the execution of round-the-clock work. The total number of employees is 200 people. We would like to note the working conditions. Factory workers receive decent wages and are provided a good benefits package, including medical insurance and shuttle buses,” said Rustam Osmanbekov, a repair engineer at the factory.
The factory building itself serves as a kind of exhibition area with a rooftop covered in solar panels and rotary turbines around the building’s grounds. Currently, the company is building links with various regions of Kazakhstan and as well as other countries for supply chain purposes.
“The plant’s products extend to all areas of Kazakhstan. In the future, we plan to export to France, Qatar, and other foreign countries. It is also planned that we will increase production by the time of EXPO 2017. We have negotiations and activities to ensure that our products are widely used in the area of the exhibition,” said Osmanbekov.