Kazakh Scientists Pioneer Domestic Cable Production for Solar Panels in Groundbreaking Collaboration

At the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU) and manufacturers, Kazakhstani scientists has achieved a significant milestone by establishing its first production of cables designed for photovoltaic systems, reports  citing the press service of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The initiative reached a pivotal moment with the signing of a contract for the supply of innovative cable and wire products featuring radiation-modified insulation, with Uzbekistan becoming the recipient of the first batch of Kazakhstani products for the construction of solar panels.

This venture introduces a novel type of domestic cable and wire products, boasting radiation cross-linked insulation—a pioneering development in the Kazakhstan market. The collaboration between scientists from JSC “Park of Nuclear Technologies” at ENU and manufacturers has resulted in a cable technology specifically tailored for photovoltaic systems. Notably, the operational properties of the cables, including heat resistance, have been significantly improved through innovative synthesis.


The scientists employed radio cross-linking technology, a methodology not previously utilized in cable production within Kazakhstan. The process involves inert environment processing to prevent oxidative degradation. The project, implemented in conjunction with KazElectroMash LLP, focuses on modifying the polymer insulation of cable products in a protective environment using the ELV-4 electron accelerator.

Azat Nurkasimov, Director of BETA IZOL LLP and head of the project group at Nuclear Technology Park JSC, highlighted the distinctive features of the innovative cable products. These include high thermal stability during short circuits, low specific damage, low hygroscopicity, extended construction lengths, reduced weight of cable products, and increased load capacity due to the higher permissible insulation temperature in operating mode.

The cable for photovoltaic systems is being produced by the startup company “BETA IZOL,” a joint venture between JSC “Park of Nuclear Technologies” at ENU and “KazElectroMash” LLP. The design capacity of the production facility is up to 15 thousand km of cable and wire products. Neighboring countries, particularly Uzbekistan, have already shown considerable interest, with the first contract signed for the supply of products for the construction of a solar power plant.

It is noteworthy that in 2022, Nuclear Technology Park JSC was transferred to ENU, which has subsequently embraced a development program focused on the commercialization of innovative products based on PYAT. This significant stride underscores Kazakhstan’s commitment to advancing technological innovation in the field of alternative energy sources.


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