Nation’s biggest hybrid power plant activated in Izmir


June 26, 2015





June 26, 2015




Gediz University launched the largest combined solar and wind power system in Turkey. The hybrid electric generator was built on Seyrek Campus in Izmir.

The 500 kW facility is located in the 3,000 square meter student car park area. It can meet the electricity demand of around 100 houses, Daily Sabah reported. The project costs TRY 2.2 million (EUR 760,000) and it has been co-financed with EUR 340.000 from the Renewable Energy and Environment Technologies Financial Support Program of Izmir Development Agency. The plant consists of 1,600 solar panels and a wind turbine, generating an equivalent of 60% of the university’s electricity demand and saving around $130,000 per year. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Abdullah Kavuk stated one of aims was to highlight the wind and solar energy potential of the city of Izmir and raise awareness of eco-friendly energy among students and societies.

The plant will also be used an application centre to train technical staff for the renewable energy industry and serve as a research and education laboratory by the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture.

Related Articles

Climate change, water scarcity jeopardizing French nuclear fleet

24 March 2023 - The safety and operation of 56 existing reactors, as well as the planned ones, must be adapted to increasing climate extremes

Endangered vultures more important than wind farm project in Greek mountains

Endangered vultures more important than wind farm project in Greek mountains

24 March 2023 - The competent institutions opted for the conservation of bird habitats and gave a negative opinion on the wind farm project

Serbia monitoring, reporting and verifying GHG emissions world bank loan

Serbia to start monitoring, reporting, verifying emissions by 2026

24 March 2023 - The introduction of an MRV system derives from the terms of the government's loan agreements with the World Bank

virtual power plants distributed production aggregators pandurevci nosbih

Virtual power plants emerge in BiH as seven aggregators pool 120 MW in total

24 March 2023 - The Independent System Operator in Bosnia and Herzegovina (NOSBiH) foresees an increase to 250 MW by the end of the year