Hanwha Q CELLS to build 500 MW manufacturing facility in Ankara

03.01.2018
Hanwha Q CELLS will build a fully integrated manufacturing facility and a R&D Centre in Ankara. (photo: Hanwha Q CELLS)
Hanwha Q CELLS will build a fully integrated manufacturing facility and a R&D Centre in Ankara. (Photo: Hanwha Q CELLS)

Hanwha Q CELLS has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a 500 MW fully integrated photovoltaic manufacturing facility in Ankara, Turkey late in December 2017.

The new production facility is result of the Karapinar Renewable Energy Resource Area (YEKA) tender, which the Turkish government had awarded to a consortium of Hanwha Q CELLS and Kalyon Enerji in March 2017. The manufacturing facility will be fully integrated from ingot, wafer, cell to module processes. Once completed, the modules produced in this facility will be used for the construction of the 1,000 MW solar power plant to be built in Konya-Karapinar, Turkey, according to Hanwha Q CELLS the largest single-site plant in the world.

In addition to the manufacturing facility, the Hanwha-Kalyon joint venture will also establish a R&D center. Hanwha Q CELLS will implement its proprietary Q.ANTUM high efficiency solar cell technology. Seongwoo Nam, CEO of Hanwha Q CELLS said “Hanwha Q CELLS is proud to be joining forces with the government of the Republic of Turkey and Kalyon Enerji. We will contribute our manufacturing expertise as well as our technology leadership. We are fully committed to execute this YEKA project successfully leveraging combined competencies of Hanwha Q CELLS and Kalyon Enerji and to make it an important milestone on Turkey´s path towards sustainable energy supply for the people of Turkey.”

Volker Buddensiek / Hanwha Q CELLS
 

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