Turkey

Turkey adds 553 MW of solar in H1 2017

The country’s cumulative installed PV capacity has now surpassed 1.5 GW, while another 500 MW is expected to be installed by the end of 2017.

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Prime Enerji builds two PV plants totalling 25 MW in Turkey

The projects are being developed in partnership with German EPC contractor InTEC Energy Solutions in the Turkish provinces of Denizli and Erzurum.

Hanwha Q-Cells to inaugurate Turkey panel factory in November

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.

Spain’s Tamesol breaks into Turkish market bagging 37 MW of projects

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.

Turkey’s first floating PV plant is now operational

The floating solar array was deployed in Istanbul’s Lake Büyükçekmec. The project was realized by a subsidiary of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

Turkey’s Erdoğan threatens to not ratify the Paris climate accord

In another show off for Turkey’s populist president this weekend, Erdogan threatened global leaders that his country “will not ratify the Paris climate accord” if certain conditions are not met.

Turkey: Tunçmatik’s subsidiary secures $73 million credit from Aktif Bank

The accumulative capacity of solar PV plants, which will be developed with the help of the funds at eight locations across Turkey, amounts to 70 MW.

Aktif Bank and Halk Enerji set up joint venture to deploy 100 MW of solar in Turkey

The new company will develop both unlicensed and licensed PV projects. The joint venture is also expected to become a R&D platform for energy storage.

HT-SAAE’s PV factory in Turkey bags 300 MW of orders

In a bid to meet growing local demand, and reach out to the U.S. and European markets, the Chinese vertically integrated solar PV company has established a new manufacturing base in Turkey.

Intersolar Europe: from Trump to Turkey

The U.S. President’s anticipated decision to pull the country out of the COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change has been met with a healthy dose of bemusement and defiance at Intersolar Europe, where the universal opinion is that solar will find a way to thrive, in whatever political climate.