Turkey plans 1 GW solar tender before October
31 May 2020

Turkey’s minister of energy, Fatih Dönmez, has announced plans to revitalize the country’s Covid-19-stricken economy which include a 1 GW solar tender under the national Yeka(Yenilenebilir Enerji Kaynak Alanları) renewable energy program.

Originally planned for last month, the procurement round will tender PV projects ranging in generation capacity from 10-50 MW across 40 of the nation’s provinces and is due to be staged during the next quarter.

“The scheduling of the tender may help the Turkish solar market, which is very much stressed under Covid-19 restrictions,” said Hakki Karacaoglan, CEO of German company KRC Consulting.

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