Turkey to launch 1GW solar tender in January

The nation’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources says a 30MW storage project will also be built

Big Zero Report 2022

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.

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