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April 15, 2019

Dobrila the griffon vulture flies back to Serbia on Turkish Airlines

Dobrila the griffon vulture from the Uvac Nature Reserve, found exhausted and cold near the Turkish-Syrian border in late December, has been returned to Serbia by plane. A protected bird…

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April 9, 2019

Turkey: No energy consumption taxation for self-generators

The Turkish Constitutional Court has ruled that self-generators should not pay energy consumption tax to municipalities. The decision is significant for the entire energy sector and individuals generating their own…

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March 20, 2019

Akfen commissions first of four wind farms slated for completion in 2019

Akfen Renewable Energy, the renewables arm of Turkey’s Akfen Holding, has put into operation the first of four wind farms planned to go on stream in 2019. The 26 MW…

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February 18, 2019

Turkey adds 457 MW of installed wind energy capacity in 2018

A total of USD 650 million was invested in Turkey’s wind energy sector to add 457 MW of installed capacity in 2018, the Turkish Wind Energy Association’s (TUREB) data shows….

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February 8, 2019

Tender cancellation affirms view of near-term Turkey renewables slowdown – Fitch Solutions

This article is a reprint of content originally published on fitchsolutions.com on January 17, 2019. The reprint is published with express written consent from Fitch Solutions. Fitch Solutions: Turkey’s decision…

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January 17, 2019

Turkey cancels solar tendering, applications to compete for 1 GW of wind due by March 7

Turkey has canceled tendering for a total of 1 GW of solar capacity, and is now expected to reschedule it during 2019, while applications to take part in the second…

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November 9, 2018

Turkish chemicals firm gets EUR 15 million loan from EBRD to contribute to greener tire production

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is lending EUR 15 million to Turkish chemicals maker Egesil Kimya Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., majority owned by Germany’s Evonik Industries, to…

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November 8, 2018

Tendering for 4 wind farms launched, ceiling price set at USD 0.055/kWh

Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Ministry has launched tendering for the construction of four wind farms with a total installed capacity of 1,000 MW, according to reports. This is the second…

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November 5, 2018

Exergy to supply first-ever Made-in-Turkey generator for 10 MWe geothermal power plant

Exergy, a subsidiary of Italy’s Maccaferri Industrial Group, has attained the Turkish Certification for local manufacturing of generators thanks to collaboration with Nidec ASI, a multinational specialized in heavy duty…

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October 30, 2018

Istanbul’s deposit system lets you pay transit fare with recyclables

As cities around the world start deploying deposit systems, Istanbul, with a population of nearly 15 million, has taken its efforts to increase recycling rates a step further. It now…

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October 11, 2018

Akfen secures USD 363 million in lending for USD 530 million renewables project

Akfen Renewable Energy, the renewables arm of Turkey’s Akfen Holding, has secured a total of USD 363 million in lending from six banks for its USD 530 million project to…

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October 4, 2018

Turkey to launch 1 GW solar tender in January, include storage at one site – ministry

Turkey’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources has announced that a 1 GW solar tender will be launched in January, with a 30 MW/ 90 MWh (AC) storage project to…

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