Juwi wins deal to build 18.6 MW of solar systems in Turkey
Solar park in Germany built by Juwi. Author: Juwi AG. License: All Rights Reserved
German renewables developer Juwi AG today said it will build 18 solar parks in Turkey, with a combined capacity of 18.6 MW in direct current (DC), for Turkey's Koyuncu Group.
The companies signed the agreement at the Solarex trade show in Istanbul several days ago. Koyuncu Group will invest about USD 23.5 million (EUR 20.9m) in the solar facilities. Half of the 18 unlicensed plants will be located in the city of Konya and the other half in Nevsehir, both in the Central Anatolia region.
Construction is due to start in the summer, with commissioning of all installations targeted by the end of 2016.
Juwi's Turkey general manager Korhan Gogus said that the Turkish market offered great potential for renewables, especially in view of the country's COP21 solar target, which calls for 10 GW of capacity by 2030. The country had only 365 MW of installed solar capacity as of March 2016, the company said. According to Gogus, Juwi has an extensive pipeline of potential projects in Turkey.
Juwi last year installed a 7.4-MW solar plant in the country.