Turkey Plans 1 GW Solar Tender Under YEKA

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

It was originally planned for april with the procurement round tendering PV projects ranging from 10-50 MW capacity across 40 nation’s provinces and is due to be staged during the next quarter.

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

He stated to pv magazine that “Turkey had added only 139 MW of new solar capacity in the first four months of the year.”

He added that “The government has not said yet which provinces will be chosen,”

Due to the nation’s risky finances the said tender was originally postponed in January 2019 . The authorities had tried again to organise the tender before year end but later pushed the tender back to april keeping in mind about recent  health crisis to capsize their plans again.

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