Turkish solar market is growing, while the demand to SolarWorld’s products is stronger and stronger. SolarWorld hence introduces four flagship projects using its solar modules in the country to increase its presence in Turkey.
“Our customers in Turkey value longevity and efficiency, and that’s exactly what SolarWorld modules made in Germany and made in the U.S. stand for,” says Dr. Ing. E. h. Frank Asbeck, CEO of SolarWorld AG. Current order books comprise more than 15 MW for the next couple of months.
OPET Petrolculuk A.S. (OPET), one of the largest oil companies of Turkey, shows how to combine old and new energies. SolarWorld will supply mono-si solar PV modules to the main building of OPET in Mersin to generate cleaner, more sustainable electricity.
The Turkish natural gas supplier Bursagaz/Botas also relies on solar. On the roof of a new company building in Bursa, a solar power system produces around 60,000 kWh of clean electricity per year for direct consumption.
In September 2015, the solar system of the University of Sabanci – one of the most prestigious universities for engineering and natural sciences in the country – connected to the grid. With a system of 110 kilowatts, it provides enough energy to teach students enrolled there. SolarWorld’s low-ballast flat-roof system Sunfix aero was installed by Enisolar, a SolarWorld partner company in Izmir.
A wide range of solar applications includes a plant on the site of the old Presidential Palace: On a new greenhouse of the palace kitchen, glass-glass modules from SolarWorld produce green electricity to help cultivate home-grown fruits and vegetables. Essential reasons for choosing the quality module Sunmodule Protect were its longevity, special weather resistance and high light transmission.