Total Eren commissions 131MWp bifacial-only solar project in Uzbekistan

Jul 6, 2022 04:08 PM ET
  • Total Eren has actually appointed a 131MWp solar project in Uzbekistan, the independent power manufacturer's very first to specifically use bifacial modules.
Total Eren commissions 131MWp bifacial-only solar project in Uzbekistan
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The Tutly project, which is located in the Samarkand area of Uzbekistan, has actually been appointed virtually 4 years after it was first released when Total Eren authorized a framework agreement with state-owned utility National Electric Networks of Uzbekistan which will procure power produced under a 25-year power acquisition arrangement.

The European Investment Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Proparco funded the project, which got to financial close in August 2021.

Total Eren looked to Metka EGN for complete engineering, purchase and also building and construction solutions for the project.

Tutly is expected to generate around 270GWh of electrical power each year, helped by its unique use of bifacial panels-- the first time Total Eren has completed a project exclusively making use of the modern technology.

Fabienne Demol, executive vice head of state as well as head of service development at Total Eren, said business was now "excited to construct more wind as well as solar projects in Uzbekistan and also Central Asia".

The project's conclusion follows a flurry of task in Uzbekistan driven itself by a variety of tenders for solar PV capacity released by the country's government, which has actually gone for 12GW of wind and also solar capacity by 2030. This target was enhanced last summer after successive tenders generated lower than expected strike costs.

The nation's first utility-scale solar PV plant, a 100MW project created by Masdar, was inaugurated in August last year and the nation swiftly followed that up with 2 new tenders aimed at procuring 500MW and also 400MW of capacity specifically.

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