Canadian Solar Supplies Modules for Turkey 540 kW Solar Power Plant
Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) provided its CS6P-P solar modules for the first project under the new Turkish solar energy legislation, YEK (Law on the utilization of renewable energy resources for the purpose of generating electricity), for solar power plants under 500 kW. The solar park has a capacity of 540 kW (450 kW on-grid and 90 kW off-grid), which marks a new milestone of solar power production in Turkey, making it the largest solar power plant in the country. This is the second project that Canadian Solar has realized in collaboration with the EPC contractor Gehrlicher Merk Solar in Turkey, following a 96 kW governmental PV project, which was finalized in September 2012.
The solar park at Izmir airport is the first photovoltaic project at an airport in the region. It is comprised of a ground-mounted installation of 450 kW and 90 kW of off-grid systems on several radar stations; which makes it the largest photovoltaic system currently installed in the country. It is also the first solar