The winning consortium of Turkey’s tender for a 1 GW solar PV plant in Konya has announced its plan to also inaugurate a panel factory in Ankara, Turkey’s capital, in November. pv magazine provides an update on the 1 GW PV plant and the solar panel factory.
Having closed an exclusive partnership agreement with Arevo Enerji Sanayi Ve Ticaret AS to distribute its modules for solar projects in Turkey, Spanish PV manufacturer Tamesol has managed to get a grip on the Turkish market, known for its strict limits on imports of solar modules.
The Middle Eastern country has so far mainly supported large-scale projects. The new rules, which will apply to projects not exceeding 1 MW, will come into force in mid-2018.
The lithium-ion large-scale battery will be the biggest in the Middle East once commissioned this year by Al Badiya, a subsidiary of Philadelphia Solar.
The floating solar array was deployed in Istanbul’s Lake Büyükçekmec. The project was realized by a subsidiary of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.
The $2.5 million initiative will be financed by the World Bank and will enable the installation of around 1 MW of rooftop PV systems.
The Italian company will provide technical assistance for the implementation of a net metering scheme for decentralized renewable and solar energy projects under Bahrain’s National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP).
The Turkish company has signed a MoU with the Palestinian utility JDECO for the construction of an unspecified number of solar plants in the Middle Eastern region.
The French cable maker Nexans has installed a 600 kW rooftop PV array on the factory of its Lebanese subsidiary Liban Cables. The installation if the first project completed under Lebanon’s Small Decentralized Renewable Energy Power Generation scheme.
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