Turkey eyes 1.5 GW of solar in next tender round

Nigde solar park in Turkey. Source: IBC Solar (www.ibc-solar.com)

October 5 (Renewables Now) - Turkey plans to hold a tender to allocate 1.5 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity through 76 mini procurements, the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources announced.

The competition will be the fifth round of the country’s Renewable Energy Resources Zone (YEKA) tender scheme and will be open to projects in 23 grid-connection regions. The targeted individual project capacity is 10 MW, 20 MW and 30 MW.

The tender will be capped at TRY 0.40 (USD 0.045/EUR 0.039) per kWh, with interested parties to be able to submit bids by January 12, 2022.

Through the YEKA tenders, Turkey aims to support its goal of supplying 65% of its energy needs from domestic renewable energy sources by 2023 and having 15 GW of installed solar PV capacity by 2027. In July, the government launched the fourth call for solar capacity under the YEKA programme, which aims to allocate 1 GW.

The third edition of the solar series tenders was completed in May and awarded 1 GW of capacity. Prices in it reached as low as TRY 0.182/kWh.

(TRY 1.0 = USD 0.113/EUR 0.097)

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