University to produce solar generators in Shymkent

ASTANA – South Kazakhstan State University plans to begin manufacturing mobile solar power generators in Shymkent, University Head Zhumakhan Myrkhalykov announced at a recent government press conference.

Photo credit: primeminister.kz

Photo credit: primeminister.kz

“Our mobile solar power installations are designed to provide electricity to remote villages and farms; they differ from common models by the features of a constructive solution,” he explained.

The mobile solar power installations were presented at EXPO 2017, where they caught the attention of researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) and other specialised research centres in Germany.

“Soon we will put [in operation] the production of these mobile solar units in Shymkent. Our German colleagues were in the region, at the university, they were studying the demand for such installations, and memorandums have already been signed that will help to put the development into production,” said Myrkhalykov.

According to him, now there are also procedures for the design of the university’s project for the contest of the Kazakh Ministry of Education and Science and international funds.

He has also said that during the expo a number of scientific projects were presented by the university, including the development of technology and modelling of the micro-bubbling biogas treatment process to obtain highly concentrated methane from renewable energy sources, as well as the production of environmentally friendly thermal insulation material. In general, for all the submitted projects and developments of the university, decisions were taken on commercialisation and further promotion, he added.

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