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Turkey hits 7 GW solar milestone

According to official statistics from grid operator TEIAS, the country added around 400 MW of PV capacity in the first four months of 2021.


Turkey’s 1 GW PV tender sees lowest bid drop to $0.022/kWh

The first phase of the procurement exercise is expected to be finalized by the end of the week. The record low bid, for Turkey, was submitted for a 10 MW project in the Antalya region, in the sunny southern part of the country.


Turkey’s 1 GW PV tender attracted, so far, a lowest bid of $0.0248/kWh

The Turkish Ministry of Energy has completed, thus far, only the tender’s first 60 MW tranche, and the four winning bids ranged from $0.0248/kWh to $0.0335/kWh. The other tranches of the procurement exercise will be finalized over the next few days.


Turkey’s 1 GW PV tender more than eight times oversubscribed

The Turkish authorities revealed that 131 project proposals, with a combined capacity of 9,440 MW, will compete in the tender.

Turkish government unveils details of upcoming 1 GW PV tender

The Turkish government has revealed the tender’s five-day schedule between March 8-12. It also specified how much capacity each of the 36 cities reached by the procurement exercise will have.

Turkey sets fixed tariff for licensed PV projects

Large scale PV projects selected in public tenders held by the Turkish authorities will be awarded a 10-year tariff of TRL0.32/kWh ($0.044). The tariff will be indexed to inflation and dollar-euro exchange rate.


Turkey added 672 MW (AC) of PV capacity in 2020

According to official statistics from grid operator TEIAS, the country’s cumulative PV capacity reached 6.66 GW at the end of December.


Turkey to hold 1 GW solar tender between March 8-12

The tender will be open to PV projects ranging in size from 10 to 20 MW. The Turkish government has set a ceiling price of TRY0.35 ($0.047)/kWh for the procurement exercise. The selected facilities will be located across 74 grid connection points and will have to rely on locally produced modules.


Kalyon Solar increases module capacity to 1 GW

The Turkish PV module manufacturer said the capacity increase was necessary due to increasing demand from Turkey and abroad. The plan will be implemented by June 2021.

Erdogan opens ingot-to-module solar factory in Ankara

The $1.4 billion cost includes a 1 GW solar field 260km away in Konya. The factory was developed solely by Kalyon Solar Technologies after development partner Hanwha Q-Cells walked away from the project.

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