Turkey: ET Energy breaks ground on 19 MW project for Astronergy


The project envisages that a total of 71,064 Astronergy modules will be installed on 29 hectares in Kahramanmaras, Osmaniye and Ankara, Turkey.

As announced, the project is to be switched on by the end of October 2017 and its annual power generation is expected to reach 37,000 MWh.

Moreover, ET Energy has signed a two-year O&M services contract pledging to achieve the targeted performance ratio of 80% and stable power generation for over 25 years.

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