- Turkey has published information about its 1 GW PV tender in the official journal, Rezmi Gazete
- Out of the 1 GW capacity, 500 MW will be located in Sanliurfa-Viransehir region, 200 MW in Hatay-Erzin and 300 MW in Niğde-Bor
- Niğde-Bor will also have a 30 MW/90 MWh (AC) battery storage component
- Successful developers will have to source 60% of modules locally and will have to source all their cells and modules with efficiency levels of 21% and 18%, respectively
Turkey has finally revealed the details of the much-awaited tender for 1,000 MW of new PV capacity. According to the announcement published in the official journal Rezmi Gazete, the tender capacity will be divided into 500 MW for the Sanliurfa-Viransehir region, 200 MW in Hatay-Erzin and 300 MW in Niğde-Bor.
A news portal covering sustainable energy developments in the Balkan regions, Balkan Green Energy News reports that Niğde-Bor site will also have a storage component of 30 MW/90 MWh (AC).
The tender is open to joint ventures as well as consortiums. Successful bidders will be required to procure 60% of the modules from within the country, while the minimum efficiency for cells and modules used in the projects must be 21% and 18%, respectively.
The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources has specified a ceiling cap of $0.65 per kWh. Successful developers will be able to sign a power purchase agreement, which will be valid for a period of 15 years. The commercial operation date is scheduled for January 2024.
Last date to submit tenders is January 31, 2019. Further details about the tender will be available on the Rezmi Gazete website.
In February 2018, Turkish Energy Minister Berat Albayrak has hinted at his government’s plans to launch a tender for wind and solar power plants (see Turkey To Tender 1 GW Wind & Solar Capacity). In the previous 1 GW tender auctioned by the administration in March 2017, a consortium of South Korea’s Hanwha Corporation and Turkey’s Kalyon Enerji won the capacity; they were bidding $0.0699 cents per kWh (see Turkey Winner Of 1 GW PV Tender From Korea).