Trina Solar signs 40 MW module supply deal with Turkish EPC

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Tier-1 solar module producer Trina Solar has secured a 40 MW supply deal with Turkish EPC Tegnatia ahead of this week’s Solarex Exhibition in Istanbul.

The agreement sees the Chinese company pledge to deliver its TSM-PD05 60-cell and TSM-PD14 72-cell polycrystalline modules to the developer by the end of the second quarter of this year. According to Tegnatia, the modules will be installed across a series of ground-mounted solar projects in the regions of Mersin, Adana, Konya and Erzurum.

Tegnatia is a consortium of Egnatia Group – a Greek construction company – and T-Dinamik, which is a renewable energy investment firm with project portfolios in Greece, Turkey and Romania.

"We have ambitious targets to bring the benefits of high-quality solar PV to a wider range of Turkish companies and consumers, which requires a strong and reliable partner that can provide the quality of product and service that these projects demand," said Tegnatia general manager Mustafa Tiris.

Trina’s assistant VP, regional head of the module business unit of Europe and Africa, Rongfang Yin, added that Trina Solar is "looking forward to supporting and accelerating the much-needed deployment of solar PV in Turkey", and remarked that the company will be showcasing its modules at the Solarex Exhibition, which begins tomorrow (Thursday April 7) in Istanbul.

Having grown by around 150 MW in 2015, Turkey’s solar market has enjoyed a relatively strong start to 2016, adding 46 MW of solar PV capacity in the first six weeks, according to data published by Turkey’s ministry of energy and natural resources.

Turkey ended 2015 with a cumulative capacity of 248 MW of PV, with Solarbaba (the Turkish Solar Energy Society) confident that the country can end this year at somewhere around 800 to 900 MW of installed solar.