December 16 (Renewables Now) - Turkish solar company Kalyon Enerji last week inaugurated a USD-400-million (EUR 364m) manufacturing facility for solar ingots, cells and panels in Ankara, Turkey, Daily Sabah reported.
The integrated facility will make 500 MW of photovoltaic (PV) panels annually. Production of the first ones will start on April 30, 2020, Kalyon Solar Technology Production general manager Ahmet Taşkın was cited as saying.
Kalyon will use panels made at the plant for a 1-GW solar park in the Karapinar district, central Anatolia. The project was won by a Kalyon - Hanwha Group consortium in the first solar tender in Turkey under the Renewable Energy Resources Zones (YEKA) programme. Ths tender included a local manufacturing capacity component, because of which the company installed the PV factory.
China Electronics Technology Group Corporation recently replaced Hanwha as Kalyon's partner in the 1-GW solar project.
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