Kalyon completes its 1.35 GW solar park Karapınar in Turkey's Konya province

Apr 10, 2023 03:13 PM ET
  • Kalyon Holding's renewable energy branch has actually finished the construction of its 1.35 GW solar energy plant in Karapınar in Central Anatolia. It is just one of the biggest in the world. The Turkish business likewise said it increased the capacity of its solar module factory near Ankara to 2 GW per year.

In 2017, Kalyon Holding won Turkey's initial solar energy auction (YEKA-1 GES) with Hanwha Group from South Korea for a solar park of 1.35 GW in peak capacity. At the time, there was barely 3.5 GW in photovoltaics installed in the entire country while this year the degree is set to get to 10 GW.

Kalyon's Chairman Cemal Kalyoncu exposed that the Konya Karapınar solar park has actually been completed which it would be ushered in by the end of the month. The facility in a desert in Central Anatolia, in Asia Minor, is among the ten largest of its kind worldwide. Its connection capacity, in regards to rotating current (AC), is 1 GW. Peak capacity is the maximum in straight current or DC.

Kalyon installed Konya Karapınar utilizing panels from its own manufacturing facility

The photovoltaic plant consists of nearly 3.5 million panels. The company declares its yearly output will certainly have the ability to cover the power demands of two million people. In the meantime, the South Korean firm left the project. The site spans 1,920 hectares Construction began in 2020.

The site spans 1,920 hectares.

The auctions within the Renewable Energy Resources Area-- YEKA are for power acquisition agreements and also state aid. The conditions for engagement are specifically rigorous when it involves the share of the residential workforce, product or services.

In collaboration with China Electronic Modern Technology Group Corp. (CETC) and with substantial subsidies, Kalyon opened its own solar panel manufacturing facility in the Ankara location in August 2020 and a r & d unity right after that. The facility had a preliminary capacity of 500 MW each year, planned primarily for the huge photovoltaic plant.

Solar module capacity increases to 2 GW annually

The news that Konya Karapınar is currently ended up was revealed at the launch of the manufacturing facility's third segment. It doubled its annual capacity to 2 GW. The firm explained that it aims to get to 10 GW per year.

Chairman Kalyoncu said Kalyon has the passion to increase the share of residential value to 90% by presenting items that currently aren't made in Turkey. The manufacturing facility both generates components as well as sets up whole modules.

Kalyon is preparing to construct a wind generator plant as well

The holding is also active in wind project growth. It is preparing a wind turbine plant. Among other industries, it is installing a network of billing stations for electrical vehicles.

Services monitoring as well as financial investment conglomerate International Holding Co. (IHC) from the United Arab Emirates concurred in August to buy 50% of Kalyon Energy (Enerji).

Dönmez: Turkey is third in world in photovoltaic panel production

Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez stated Turkey has exceeded South Korea to become the world's third-biggest solar panel manufacturer, trailing only China as well as Cambodia. In addition, he kept in mind that the country's electrical energy capacity is currently 104 GW, contrasted to just 30 GW in 2022. In the meantime, USD 80 billion was bought the market, mainly by personal companies, Dönmez worried.

Europe's biggest solar energy plant is Iberdrola's Francisco Pizarro. The facility in Extremadura has 590 MW in capacity. But there is also the largest solar complex, of 750 MW, in Spain too. The system in Aragon consists of 15 systems with 50 MW each.

With its partner Prosolia Energy, Iberdrola is preparing to construct a 1.2 GW agrivoltaic plant in Portugal. They expect it to find online in 2025.

Two early-stage projects in Balkans are possibly larger than Konya Karapınar

Presently the largest finished solar energy plant in the region tracked by Balkan Green Energy News has a nameplate capacity of 204.3 MW It is in Greece's north, in the Western Macedonia area. The facility was mounted by HELLENiQ Energy, which made use of to be called Hellenic Petroleum. It is likewise the most significant photovoltaic or pv plant with bifacial panels in Europe. PPC Renewables is about to begin developing a 550 MW in the same province.

After Konya Karapınar, the greatest solar power plant in Southeastern Europe is in north Greece-- 204.3 MW.

Romania's government-controlled Hidroelectrica is said to be the most likely prospect for the concession for a solar energy project of as much as 1.5 GW on state land. German company Profine Energy plans to develop a floating solar power plant of as much as 1.5 GW on the Ogosta fabricated lake in Bulgaria.

The greatest power plant of the kind in the Western Balkans is in North Macedonia. It is owned by Slovenian company GEN-I. It has 17 MW. French firm Voltalia started developing its Karavasta facility last year in Albania. The envisaged height or maximum capacity, in direct current terms, is 140 MW.

In Serbia, Fintel Energia and also MK Group are establishing a 660 MW agrisolar project, which will certainly combine plant manufacturing with electrical power generation, and also in Croatia, El Sun Energy prepares to develop a 950 MW solar energy plant.

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