1 GW solar PV project in Turkey

Kalyon Enerji and Hanwha Q CELLS awarded

© Hanwha Q CELLS

© Hanwha Q CELLS

A joint venture formed by Kalyon Enerji (Istanbul, Turkey) and Hanwha Q CELLS (Seoul, South Korea) won the tender to build a 1.000 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in the Karapınar region in Turkey with the bid of USD 0.07 cent per kWh of solar power, the International Solar Energy Society’s Turkey Division (GUNDER) reports.

According to the tender rules, this solar power price will be valid for 15 years and companies have 30 years of usage rights. Also all components that will be used in this project must be manufactured locally.

GUNDER president emphasized that this tender that was held under the Renewable Energy Resources Zone framework is one of the most important part of the Turkish government's goal of utilizing local energy sources.

''First of all, we congratulate Kalyon Enerji and Hanwha Q CELLS who won the competition representing Turkey solar energy industry, for these important achievements,” said Kaleli.

“I have no doubt that this project, to which our Ministry attaches great importance, will be completed before the specified time-frame. With the conclusion of the competition, Turkey has already made the biggest step towards the establishment of solar energy investments, and more importantly, a domestic and national solar energy industry,” he added.