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According to the company, the 233 MW PV power station will be the largest of its kind in Africa, with an output of 372.8 million kilowatt hours a year.
The Ankara government has capped its incentive program at 600 MW of new PV plants. It has now awarded the first two licenses. The remaining projects are expected to follow this year.
Growing demand from Japan's booming residential market as well as the mega-solar sector proved lucrative for the electronics giant, which achieved profitability after a hefty loss a year earlier.
Local analysts say the government's plans may negatively affect future foreign investment in the country's solar sector.
The announcement comes amidst growing demand in the European Union for greater energy security and indepndence in view of the Ukrainian crisis.
The large-scale solar array will be built on an abandoned mine site, in accordance with a U.S. government program aimed using contaminated lands for renewable energy projects.
The Japanese electrical giant is considering registering as a power supplier in its domestic market. The Japanese energy market is due to be liberalized in 2016.