Yeni Safak – China Sunergy Co. (CSUN), in partnership with Turkish Seul Enerji, has commissioned Turkey’s largest photovoltaic (PV) module and cell production plant in the Tuzla district of the country’s economic capital, Istanbul.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Turkey’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Taner Yildiz, said that Turkey was intent on utilizing its clean energy sources, solar being one of the most abundant.
“Power generation using solar resources is taking off globally. Turkey supports the photovoltaic industry by offering premium rates in its feed-in tariff for the users of locally manufactured equipment” the Minister said, adding that the CSUN Eurasia Solar Production Facility will be supplying the Turkish, Chinese and the EU markets.
Currently only solar modules are being produced at the factory with cell production scheduled to start in the coming months. The plant will have a production capacity of 300 MW, according to CSUN Enerji Yatirim CEO, Egemen Seymen, who said that CSUN was aiming to export to European markets.