Turkey's First and Europe's Largest Hybrid Power Plant is Now Operational

Mon, Nov 22, 2021 12:00 AM

Turkey's first and Europe's largest hybrid power plant built in Bingol produced 580 megawatts of energy. This is going to meet the energy needs of 450,000 residences.

The Turkish government keeps investing to meet the increasing energy needs of the country. With one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, Turkey managed to attract attention once again with the new energy facility.

The Aşağı Kaleköy Hybrid Solar Power Plant, which was built in the Bingol City of Turkey, broke many records. Firstly, the facility is the first hybrid solar power plant in the country.

In addition to this, The Aşağı Kaleköy Hybrid Solar Power Plant is Europe's and world's second-largest hybrid solar power plant.

Another important detail about the facility is its record-breaking construction time. The entire facility was built within 6 months.

The hybrid solar power plant was established on an area of 1 million square meters. The facility also includes a dam that was built on the Murat River, passing through the Genc district of Bingol City.

Besides the dam, the facility includes a solar field. It was built next to the dam, where no agricultural activities take place in the area. In this way, the facility generates energy by utilizing the power of both streams and sunlight.

The Hybrid Solar Power Plant Will Meet the Energy Needs of 450,000 Residences

The facility has an installed capacity of 80 megawatts in the solar power plant section and 500 megawatts in the hydroelectric power plant section. With a total installed capacity of 580 megawatts, the facility managed to be the largest hybrid power plant in Europe. It is also the first of its kind in Turkey. The best part of the facility is that the Turkish government is planning to meet the energy needs of 450,000 residents in the area.

In this facility, which was established on 1 million square meters of land, there are more than 200,000 solar panels. Engineers also used 44,000 column profiles and more than 1 million meters of cable.

The entire facility was planned, designed, and built by Turkish engineers.

Figures show that Turkey is one of the Most Promising Countries in Renewable Energy

With the operation of The Aşağı Kaleköy Hybrid Solar Power Plant, the total installed power in renewable energy in Turkey has reached 52,688 megawatts.

Hydroelectricity has the largest share in installed renewable energy with 31,447 megawatts. Wind and solar energy follow hydroelectricity with 10,167 and 7,534 megawatts, respectively.

With the new figures, Turkey managed to rank 5th in Europe and 12th in the world with its total renewable energy power. Considering the ongoing investments, we believe that Turkey is going to be one of the top three countries in Europe with its renewable energy power generation.

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