Hanwha Q Cells to build 42 MW in Turkey after selling project rights


The Turkish subsidiary of Hanwha Q Cells Co., Ltd has sold the project development rights to five solar PV projects to an undisclosed party for an undisclosed sum. At the same time, it has been hired to carry out EPC and O&M on the projects, worth 42 MW.

Construction on the first plant, the 8 MW Maras I plant is already underway. Work is scheduled to begin on the remaining four – Adana (9 MW), Sivas A (11 MW), Yozgat I (6 MW) and Yozgat II (8 MW) – in the coming weeks. According to a statement released by Hanwha Q Cells Turkey, grid connection of the five power plants will take place between this February and August.

Bloomberg New Energy calculates that 238 MW of new solar PV capacity was added in Turkey in 2015. This is expected to more than double in 2016, to 567 MW.