Yingli unveils 20 MW Turkish PV pipeline

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited subsidiary, Yingli Europe has said it will install 20 MW worth of solar PV projects in Turkey, with the help of partner, Motif Proje. The projects are expected to sell the electricity under the "license-free" generation scheme of Turkey.

The pipeline will be spilt into two, with 10 MW said to currently be under development. Work is scheduled to begin on the projects, located across four sites in the western part of the country, in Q2 2016.

"The project portfolio is divided in multiple projects with less than 1 MW projects and we expect the projects to be ready for construction by end of Q2. Yingli’s expectation is to bring them to final commissioning within 2016," Deniz Selkan Polatkan, managing director of Motif Proje told pv magazine.

The second, 10 MW portfolio, is expected to be completed by the end of next year. "The Development of the additional 10 portfolio is planned as a follow up on the successful development of the first 10 MW portfolio and is expected to begin once an substantial stage on the first 10 MW pipeline would be reached. The selection of the sites is still ongoing," he added.

He would not divulge how much was being invested in the 20 MW pipeline, but did say Yingli Green Energy Europe GmbH will provide the funds.

"There are currently 200 MW of PV projects under construction and additional 5 GW under application in Turkey," commented Anian Schreiber, Turkey project manager of Yingli Europe.