Kalyon Enerji and Hanwha Q Cells to build 1 GW PV plant in Turkey

A joint venture formed by Kalyon Enerji and Hanwha Q Cells won the tender to build a 1.000 MW solar power plant in the Karapinar region in Turkey with the bid of ¢6,99 per kWh. According to the tender rules, this price will be valid for 15 years and companies have 30 years of usage rights. All components that will be used in this project must be manufactured locally.
According to International Solar Energy Society’s Turkey Division GUNDER the tender was held under the Renewable Energy Resources Zone framework by the Turkish government. Investment is about $1.3 billion. Completion of the plant is expected to be within the next 36 months. »A domestic 500 MW factory will be operational within 21 months,« says GUNDER. More technical details were not disclosed.
As of the end of February 2017 Turkey's solar power capacity was 899 MW. This capacity includes two licensed power plants with a total of 12,9 MW and other power plants operating under the unlicensed regulation.

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