Solar Projects

Kazakh entrepreneur brings solar power to remote areas

Nurlan Dzhiyenbayev believes in solar power, especially for those who live a long way from Kazakhstan’s electric grid.

In fact, he’s making a living largely by helping those in remote villages and mountainous areas obtain power.

His ND & Co. produces photovoltaic power plants – arrays of solar cells that collect sunlight to convert into electricity.

Dzhiyenbayev’s initial foray into solar was more like a hobby than a business: He began making solar lamps by hand in his kitchen 10 years ago.

Kazakhstan builds 2MW solar power plant

The Kapchagai project would use local resources to produce sustainable energy within 5 months.

The 2MW station will be the country's first solar energy project of commercial importance. It’s scheduled to start operating in 2013.

"It's Kazakhstan's first-ever major solar power station involving such efficient elements as photoelectric panels made of single-crystalline silicon, which are capable of converting solar energy to electricity with minimal losses," Samruk-Energo spokesman Oral Karpishev said.