The projects are being developed in partnership with German EPC contractor InTEC Energy Solutions in the Turkish provinces of Denizli and Erzurum.
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 floating solar array was deployed in Istanbul’s Lake Büyükçekmec. The project was realized by a subsidiary of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.