Trump opens the door for specific products, nations to be excluded from tariffs

The U.S. President’s proclamation provides a path for specific products to apply for exemption from tariffs, which had been sought by both SunPower and the government of South Korea. Additionally, imports from a number of developing nations are exempt as long as import levels remain small.


Turkey added 1.17 GW of solar in December alone

According to new figures from the local grid operator, Turkey’s cumulative installed PV capacity has reached 3.42 GW, as of the end of 2017. The end-of-year rush was due to the 25% FIT reduction granted to unlicensed projects, which came into effect on January 1.


Turkey to introduce net metering scheme for residential PV

The new rules are expected to come into force in the first half of this year. PV systems ranging in size from 3 kW to 10 kW will be entitled to have access to the scheme.


Germany’s IBC, SolarWorld announce separate solar developments in Turkey

While the German EPC contractor has installed a 4.2 MW rooftop solar PV plant, the manufacturer has agreed to supply 60 MW of modules to the Turkish market.


“World’s largest” thin film solar rooftop completed

The “world’s largest” thin film solar PV rooftop project has been completed in Turkey, says Zorlu Solar. The 10 MW plant has recently been grid connected, it says.

Turkey adds 1.7 GW of solar PV in 2017

Turkey’s solar industry has just come out of its best year so far, adding about 1.7 GW of new PV capacity in 2017. Some peculiar characteristics of the Turkish PV market remain, however.


Hanwha Q Cells inaugurates Turkish PV factory

South Korean solar PV manufacturer, Hanwha Q Cells and its Turkish partner, Kalyon Enerji have inaugurated the construction of a fully integrated PV manufacturing factory in Turkey’s capital
City, Ankara.

Asunim plugs in 40.3 MW of PV in Turkey

The solar park consisting of two different sites was built near Manisa, in Turkey’s western Aegean Region.

Wagner Solar, Ino Solar partner on 25 MW PV park in Turkey

The solar facility, located closed to Gaziantep in the south of the country, consists of 25 unlicensed sub-units of 1 MW each.


Hanwha QCells to locate Turkish panel factory in Ankara due to earthquake risks

pv magazine has learned that Hanwha QCells has started the construction of its Turkish panel factory, which the company decided to locate in the country’s capital city Ankara due to earthquake risks. The decision opens the debate about nuclear safety in Turkey even more powerfully.