The German project developer Phoenix Solar AG and its Turkish partner Asunim Yenilenebilir Enerji Teknolojileri have announced the connected of the 9.1 MW "Solentegre" power plant to the grid. The PV plant was built for the customer Akfen Renewable Energies and is located in Elazığ in Eastern Turkey.
According to Phoenix Solar, the project received full ministry acceptance and was completed after a construction time of only four months. The PV plant was implemented in partnership with the European Development Bank (EBRD). Solentegre is the first governmentally licensed project to be built in Turkey which included the permission to build it as one large complex instead of as an array of single 1-MW-systems. Accordingly, the system is now the largest solar photovoltaic power plant in Turkey.
Umut Gürbüz, managing partner for Asunim Turkey, underlined: "We are proud to having delivered this second large project on behalf of Akfen Renewable Energies in accordance with Turkish law and after a challenging but eventually successful planning and construction phase. It will contribute to consolidate and increase our already high market share in Turkey."
"This renewed successful cooperation with our strategic partners at Asunim will strengthen our joint access to the Turkish market. The experience in planning and building licensed photovoltaic systems in accordance with Turkish law adds to our reputation to design and deliver high quality photovoltaic power plants on time and on budget and is generating additional business opportunities", added Klaus Friedl, Vice President Sales Middle East at Phoenix Solar AG.
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