Asunim breaks ground on two Turkish PV projects totaling 42 MW


Asunim, an Ankara-based company and member of the Asunim group, has begun construction on two unlicensed solar PV plants that have already secured preliminary approval of the ministry and several investors involved.

The facilities, located in the province of Izmir (an area of Turkey renowned for its high irradiation levels and stable grid conditions), will feature JinkoSolar PV modules and REFUsol’s 40K string inverters.

Asunim stated that the plants are to be connected to the grid this summer and their yearly output is expected to be around 56 GWh.

“We are proud to have been contracted for these two large projects and will install and maintain these systems in accordance with Turkish law and best industry standards,” said Umut Gürbüz, managing partner for Asunim Turkey.

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These are Asunim’s largest projects in Turkey to date, though the company is already known for its large-scale projects, including the 9.1 MWh Solange solar plant, which it commissioned together with Phoenix Solar late in 2016.

Moreover, this comes as good news for Turkey’s solar sector, which enjoyed a relatively strong 12 months in 2016 with 571 MW of solar added and is expected to have another good year in 2017, with the cumulative capacity of approved non-licensed projects expected to be somewhere between 1.5 GW and 2.5 GW.

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