November 10 (Renewables Now) - German renewables developer Juwi AG on Thursday announced the commissioning of two solar parks in Turkey with a total capacity of 19.7 MW.
The company has put on stream 18.6 MW of photovoltaic (PV) parks in the Central Anatolia region and a 1.1-MW plant in Burdur city. Under the larger project, Juwi has installed eight solar plants in the city of Konya and 10 facilities in Nevsehir city. Covering a total area of over 110,000 sq m (1.2m sq ft), the plants are expected to generate over 30 million kWh of electricity per year.
The company’s Turkish subsidiary Juwi Yenilenebilir Enerji AS was responsible for the planning, design and execution stages of the projects.
Juwi's Turkey general manager Korhan Gogus said that the German firm is “well-positioned” on the local market and has an extensive pipeline of potential projects. According to analysts, the solar market in the country is estimated at USD 10 billion (EUR 8.58bn).
Turkey in 2016 set a goal calling for 10,000 MW of renewables capacity by 2030. At end-September, the country had 1,897 MW of installed solar power capacity.
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