Analysis: 1 GW Konya deal in Turkey could mark beginning of new manufacturing landscape

Götz Fischbeck, CEO of Smart Solar Consulting, discusses some key questions that have arisen from the recent 1 GW Konya solar tender, which was won by a Hanwha Q Cells-Kalyon Enerji joint venture at a price of $0.0699/kWh.

Turkey’s 1 GW Konya solar PV tender concludes at $0.0699 per kWh

The consortium of Kalyon Enerji and Hanwha Q Cells has won Turkey’s 1 GW solar PV tender, which was held today.

Turkey to announce new tender for 1 GW of solar this summer

Turkey’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Berat Albayrak, announced that Turkey will hold a new tender for 1 GW of solar PV and 1 GW of wind power systems this summer.

EBRD commits €300 million to Greece’s renewables

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced a framework committing up to €300 million of new financing for Greece’s renewable energy sector. The timing is crucial, since the Greek electricity sector is expected to undergo fundamental changes very soon.

Four bidders for Turkey’s 1 GW Konya solar PV plant

The names of four consortia that will bid for Turkey’s 1 GW solar PV plant in Konya have been revealed. The tender will take place on 20th March.

Burkina Faso: citizens, film festival and country go solar

Financing for two new large-scale PV plants, a 33 MW PV plant under construction and small installations indicate the African country embraces solar technology in order to satisfy its electricity needs.

Certified PV project is first of its kind in Jordan

The certification of a 5 MW solar PV plant in Jordan is the first of its kind in the Middle Eastern country and opens up new trade opportunities.

Ecobuild London: unmanned EVs?

Among the themes explored at the Ecobuild show this week in London was the future of autonomous electric vehicles. The autonomous automotive revolution is adding to the electric cars trend we already experience.

Ecobuild London: pro-nuclear, anti-residential PV panel debate causes stir

An Ecobuild panel debate about the U.K.’s future energy mix proved to be heavily in favor of nuclear power and against the use of domestic solar PV with batterie, prompting cries of derision from audience.

Turkey adds 571 MW of solar PV in 2016

Turkey has installed 571 MW of new solar PV capacity in 2016, making it the best year for the country’s solar sector. 2017 is expected to be equally good, while a few worrying signs are on the horizon from 2018 onwards.