Sertavul has chosen GE and Inogen to build one of the first hybrid wind and solar power projects in Turkey. The plant is composed of a 32 MW wind farm commissioned in 2020 that will be integrated with a 30 MW solar plant.
Adding solar power to the wind farm will enable a higher overall capacity factor and availability for the plant.
Inogen will perform site activities and deliver the sun tracking systems that will help increase the total energy production of the power plant.
GE will deliver seven FLEXINVERTER solar power conversion units. This will be the first installation of the 4.7 MW solar power conversion units worldwide.
Prakash Chandra, Renewable Hybrids CEO for GE, said: “This project is another stepping-stone for the growth of hybrid power plants in Turkey. The project will help to accelerate Turkey’s energy transition by optimising scarce infrastructure and improving the capacity factor of an existing plant, enabling intelligent dispatch of power and supporting our customer Sertavul to deliver more renewable energy.”