Yahyali Solar Power Plant in Turkey

Trina Solar PV modules are at the heart of one of the largest solar projects in Turkey. The 8.8 MW Yahyalı Solar Power Plant was connected to the grid in August 2016 and will generate 12,500,000 kWh of electricity per year – enough to power 2,000 homes. 33,800 units of Trina Solar multicrystalline 260 W 60-cell Honey modules (TSM-PC05A) have been installed to power the solar PV plant, which is one of the ten largest solar projects in Turkey.

The plant is situated in Yahyalı, in Kayseri province in Central Anatolia on a 160,000 m2 (40 acres) site. It was developed by renewable energy specialist Citus Power, which also assumes the EPC role for the project.

Revenue stream from feed-in tariff Financed by the Türkiye Finans Participation Bank, the project’s planning phase started in late 2014, and Citus obtained the approval from TEDAŞ (Turkey Electricity Distribution Company) in 2015. Trina Solar provided the solar modules for the various construction phases from late 2015 until mid-2016.The installation of the project was completed in summer 2016, and the plant was connected to the grid in August. The generated power is being sold to the Turkish state for the first 10 years under the applicable FIT mechanism.

Teaming up with the best “At Citus Power, we are investors in our own projects. We develop, design, construct and operate wind and solar power projects. In every step of these initiatives, our vision and aim is to work with partners who have a proven track record as being amongst the best in their profession. In line with this philosophy, we decided to work with Trina Solar on this significant solar project,” said Cihan Kıykaç, Business Development Director at Citus Power. “Their financial strength also makes them a reliable partner for a long-term investment from a warranty point of view.”