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Turkey to get Europe's largest solar farm

Nation embraces solar as financial incentives forecast bright future

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Turkey is set to receive Europe's largest solar farm in a bid to boost renewable output. (Getty Images)
Turkey is set to receive Europe's largest solar farm in a bid to boost renewable output. (Getty Images)

With more sun than most other countries in Europe, it’s about time Turkey’s solar generation saw a boost and, courtesy of US-Dutch company GiraSolar, it looks like it might.

The company is in talks with local Turkish energy companies to design and build a 2,000 square metre, 100 megawatt photovoltaic power station in the southern part of the country, which the officials claim could be completed within two years.

Solar power is currently responsible for just 5MW of the nation’s 46,000MW overall generating capacity, but a change in legislation late last year saw a price guarantee for solar power which, while still higher than many other countries, might be enough of an incentive to see an increased emphasis on renewable.
 

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