Turkey’s 1st integrated solar panel manufacturing to launch in August

It will be the first integrated solar panel manufacturing facility in Europe and the Middle East with an annual solar panel production capacity of 500 megawatts

Turkey’s first integrated solar panel manufacturing facility is scheduled to open in August in the Ankara industrial zone, according to Daily Sabah.

“This facility will produce the 1,000-megawatt (MW) panels for the Karapınar solar power plant. The plant will be built using 70% locally sourced components. When Karapınar plant is operational, the share of solar energy in Turkey’s electricity production will increase by 20%. With the manufacture of solar panels in this facility and the electricity production in the Karapınar plant, Turkey’s annual deficit will decrease $400 million (TL 2.7 billion),” said Cemal Kalyoncu, Kalyon Holding’s board chairman.

1.5 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions will be cut annually

It will be the first integrated solar panel manufacturing facility in Europe and the Middle East with an annual solar panel production capacity of 500 megawatts. Kalyon Group plans to employ 1,400 in the factory

Kalyoncu also said that 1.5 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions will be cut annually with the Karapınar solar power plant. The group plans to invest approximately $1 billion in the plant.

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