Russia’s largest solar power plant to date to be built in Dagestan

Russia’s largest solar power plant to date to be built in Dagestan

In Dagestan, near the city of Derbent on the Caspian Sea, the company EcoEnergy is planning to build the largest solar park in Russia to date, with a capacity of 135 MW. According to the company, the plant could be completed by 2025. The project was developed by EcoEnergy in 2019 as part of the "Samursk Energy Cluster" project, which envisions the integrated development of renewable resources in southern Dagestan along with the production of "green" hydrogen. The "Samursk Energy Cluster" aims to reduce the growing energy deficit in the Republic of Dagestan, contribute to environmental protection in the region and create jobs for the local population.

The area where the solar park is to be built is located in the desert and is not suitable for agricultural use due to the nature of the soil. 

In September 2021, the Solar Systems won the last tender for RE projects to build a 96.4 MW solar plant in Dagestan, which will be the first phase of the above-mentioned power plant in Derbent. Commissioning is scheduled for 2023. Once the second stage is completed in 2025 by EcoEnergy, the Derbent power plant will be the largest solar park in Russia.

"Against the background of increasing energy consumption and capacity constraints in Dagestan, this SPP could have a significant impact on solving the problems of the energy system, especially in South Dagestan, and ensure the normalization of energy supply. If we take into account the high energy consumption in summer, when the air conditioners are on, then it is only logical to use the sun, which causes an increase in energy consumption, to generate electricity," said Artur Alibekov, executive director of EcoEnergy Group. (, 30.01.2022)


Sources:, article by Vladimir Sidorovich (1/30/2022):, accessed: 2/2/2022 at 5:30 p.m., article by Vladimir Sidorovich (3/31/2020):, accessed: 2/2/2022 at 6 p.m.