Turkey plans to tender 1 GW of solar capacity in early 2021

Turkey has decided to launch 74 solar energy mini tenders with a total capacity 1,000 MW spread across 36 different regions, for its Renewable Energy Resources Zones (YEKA) before the end of March 2021. According to French consultancy Enerdata, the country aims to produce 50 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2023 (up from 44 percent in 2019). Solar accounts for around 7 percent of Turkey’s installed capacity, with 6 GW, says Enerdata. In 2017, through YEKA scheme, Turkey's 1,000 MW solar tender accepted a winning bid price of TRY 51.24/MWh ($6.99/MWh).

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