Friday 21 September 2018

Turkey to launch 1GW solar tender in January

Turkey to launch 1GW solar tender in January

Turkey is to launch a 1GW solar tender in January.

The nation's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources said a 30MW storage project will also be included at one of the three sites identified.

Around 500MW will be assigned to the Sanliurfa-Viransehir site, as well as 200MW to the Hatay-Erzin site - both of these facilities are based in the south-east of the country.

Approximately 300MW has been assigned to the Nigde-Bor location, which will also receive the battery storage site.

Successful bidders will have to source at least 60% of the modules they use from Turkey and achieve minimum cell efficiency of 21% and module efficiency of 18%.

Selected projects will have to start commercial operation by January 2024.

Currently, most of Turkey’s operational solar capacity is represented by unlicensed projects that are smaller than 1MW in size.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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