March 6 (Renewables Now) - UK solar firm Hive Energy has put on stream its first photovoltaic (PV) park in Turkey -- a 10-MW facility in the southeastern part of the country, the company said on Friday.
The Adiyaman solar plant was connected to the power grid at the end of last month and is expected to produce about 18 million kWh of electricity per year, offsetting 10,800 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually. Its construction required an investment of USD 11 million (EUR 8.9m), financed by UK-based investors.
During the construction phase, the project created employment for 40 people, while its long-term maintenance will be handled by 10 people. Hive Energy noted that it used local workforce, materials and services through the planning and construction stages of the scheme.
Hive Energy set foot on the Turkish solar market by opening offices in Ankara in 2015. The company, which was set up in 2010, is currently the second largest solar park developer in the UK with 300 MW of installed capacity in the last five years, it says on its website, citing Bloomberg statistics.
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