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July 30th, 2008

Russia to produce solar batteries

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Russia will build a plant producing solar batteries, Academy of Sciences Vice-President Zhores Alfyorov said.

"Domestic R&D and innovative materials meet the world level, and the Nano-Technologies State Corporation has enough funds for the high-tech project," he said.

Private business has taken an interest in the project, Alfyorov said. "We can produce elements of solar photo-electric batteries not only for the Russian market but also export the high-tech product. In future the efficiency of solar batteries may enlarge from 35% to 50% and more and they will become competitive on the world market," he said.

"World energy industry of the 21st century will use solar energy as a renewable source of heating and electricity," Alfyorov said. "The Sun is eternal, absolutely safe and environmentally friendly source of energy, which belongs to everyone and is universally accessible. The stake on solar batteries would be a 'no regrets' and 'no alternative' choice of mankind. Meanwhile, the production of solar batteries grows by 30% per year."

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