IBC Solar splits up Turkish projects for ease of grid connection

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on email
Email
A completed IBC Solar project in Japan. Image: IBC Solar.

Five utility-scale PV plant projects are underway in Turkey by the local engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) subsidiary of German firm IBC Solar, with a combined capacity of around 17MW.

IBC Solar Turkey is working with a nationwide network of local franchise partners, the parent company said today.

The projects include 6.4MW, 3.3MW, 1.1MW, 2MW and 4.8MW installations which are already under construction. However, in order to simplify the process of obtaining a “simple grid connection under the current statutory regulations”, each project consists of PV arrays of less than 1MW each, IBC Solar Turkey technical director Bülent Yildiz said.

According to IBC, it has more Turkish projects in the pipeline. One of the country’s biggest food companies, Tiryaki Group, is an investor in a further 17MW of IBC Solar Turkish PV projects, which were awarded to the company in May and are expected to begin construction this autumn.

IBC Solar’s general manager in Turkey, Hakan Daltaban, said the company expanded its Turkish pipeline by more than 100MW, partly in response to a raised national target for PV deployment for 2016 of adding between 800MW and 900MW of capacity.

Turkey’s PV market appears to have taken off over the past year or so. The country connected its first thin-film PV plant last September, with Trina Solar developing its first large-scale project in the country shortly after that in November, while other international companies such as Juwi, Phoenix Solar and the UK’s Hive Energy have also set up shop there.  

Read Next

November 23, 2021
Solar PV has been the big winner in the latest grid connection offers in Ireland via the country’s enduring connection policy (ECP) process, with a total of 1,533MW of solar capacity to be connected.
November 15, 2021
A 1.35GW solar project in Turkey, said to the country’s largest, has received a US$291 million financing deal from the UK government to help proceed.
PV Tech Premium
November 10, 2021
With the supply of renewable power expected to increase dramatically in the next decade, what does this mean for the grid system? How will they respond to our changing demands to ensure a stable supply? PV Tech Premium spoke with several experts to find out.
October 4, 2021
Turkey has published details of an upcoming solar tender that aims to procure power from 76 projects with a combined capacity of 1.5GW.
September 1, 2021
The Australian state of Victoria has launched its second Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) auction for 600MW of energy projects, which will feature strengthened network requirements to ensure projects can be easily connected to Australia’s grid
August 25, 2021
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has invested in a cloud-based resource for developers that will make it easier and faster for projects to connect to the grid through a AU$2.23 million investment

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
February 23, 2022
London, UK
Solar Media Events
March 8, 2022
London, UK
Solar Media Events
March 23, 2022
Austin, Texas, USA
Solar Media Events
March 29, 2022
Lisbon, Portugal
Solar Media Events
April 25, 2022
Berlin, Germany