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Türkiye launches Kalyon Karapinar solar plant

  • 4 months ago (2023-05-03)
  • David Flin
Middle East 303 Solar 224

Türkiye’s President Erdogan has officially inaugurated the 1350 MW Kalyon Karapinar solar power plant, said to be one of the five largest in the world built on a single site.

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The plant has been developed in the central province of Konya by Kalyon Energy . The plant consists of over 3.2 million solar panels that are expected to generate 3 GWh annually. The $1 billion plant increases the share of solar energy in Türkiye’s total energy production by 20 per cent.

Last year, Kalyon Holding agreed to sell a 50 per cent stake in Kalyon Energy to International Holding Co (IHC) from Abu Dhabi for about $490 million. The transaction included the solar power project in Karapinar, in addition to another in Gaziantep region and a wind power project in Ankara.