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Turkey Installs 1148 MW Capacity Of PV In 2021


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According to the Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation (TEIAS), nearly 1148 MW capacity of PV systems was added by Turkey in 2021. In 2020, 620 MW capacity was added, in 2019, 932 MW capacity, and in 2018, 2.41 GW capacity.

In the third quarter of 2021, 150 MW capacity was registered in Turkey and the total installed solar capacity grew to 7815 MW. Turkey has net-metered rooftop PV which was introduced in 2020 May.

In 2019, a report predicted that Turkey could install a 38 GW capacity of solar energy by 2030. Another study suggested more than 20 GW will be added by 2026 in the country.

Recently, Swiss Solar also planned to install a 1.5 GW capacity of the bifacial PV module annually with 3 production lines in Turkey. In the first phase of the project, the production area will be finalized, purchase and installation of the 3 PV module lines will take place at 450 Wp, 500 Wp, and 545 Wp.

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