GE receives 1-GW solar power conversion solution order in Turkey
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The renewable energy arm of General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) has secured a contract for the supply of its solar power conversion solution for close to 1.1 GW of photovoltaic (PV) projects in Turkey.
Turkish group Kalyon has ordered Flexinverter solar power stations for both the 270-MW Karapinar phase II-A and the 810-MW Karapinar phase II-B PV projects. The contract also covers design, engineering, project management, site management and commissioning.
Located in Konya Karapinar province, the two solar plants are expected to commence commercial operations by December 2022.
This is not the first order GE received from Kaylon as it has already completed the commissioning of the same equipment for the 267-MW Karapinar Phase I solar plant.
The Karapinar solar power plant was part of the Turkish solar auction launched in 2017 by the Ministry of Energy under the Renewable Energy Resources Zones (YEKA) programme.
The Flexinverter is a containerised solution that combines a solar inverter, a medium-voltage power transformer and an optional MV Ring Main Unit.