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Residential occupants in Turkey able to install 10 MW solar panels

Residential occupants in Turkey able to install solar panels

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January 24, 2018

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In its attempt to increase the share of renewable energy, the new legislation in Turkey for solar roof-tops will enable residential occupants in the country to install solar panels with a 10 MW maximum capacity.

Households in Turkey will be able to produce solar energy by installing roof-top and façade solar panels and therefore supply their own electricity.

According to the new legislation of Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA), electricity distribution companies will handle the new applications from the customers for the installation procedures, Anadolu Agency reports.

The installations for up-to 3 MW of solar capacity will be approved immediately if the application complies with the regulation. For the capacity above 3 MW and up to 10 MW, the distribution company can reply depending on the availability of the transformer capacity.

Inosolar to build solar panel factory 

Electricity consumption in Turkey is rising all the time and its energy bill currently stands at around USD 60 billion annually. There is an attempt to increase installed electricity capacity to 110,000 MW 2023, from its current level of over 80,000 MW.

One of the steps in that direction is a plan of Istanbul-based EPC contractor, Inosolar, to open a solar panel factory in a partnership with Europe’s largest independent solar energy company SolarWorld, the chairman of Turkish company told the news agency. The factory will probably be located in central Anatolia.

Based on the agreement, SolarWorld will provide with a capacity of 60 MW of photovoltaic modules for the solar projects in the host country in the first half of 2018.

Recently, Turkish glass and chemicals group Sisecam made and installed a 6.2MW solar plant at the top of its Mersin Flat Glass Factory, the second largest solar roof-top in both Turkey and Europe. Total investment in this project was TRY 22 million (EUR 4.8 million). The plant that covers over 79,300 square meters is 100 percent domestic.

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