ⓘ Karapınar Renewable Energy Resource Area

                                     

ⓘ Karapınar Renewable Energy Resource Area

Karapınar Renewable Energy Resource Area is a proposed photovoltaic power station in Konya Province, central Turkey.

To be built at the YEKA area of Karapınar district in Konya Province, the plant will have 1.000 MW installed power. With this capacity, it will be one of the worlds largest solar power plant of its kind. The project includes annual production of 500 MWp photovoltaic solar modules and a R&D Center.

The tender for the construction was won on March 20, 2017 by a consortium of the Turkish Kalyon Group and South Koreas Hanwha, which offered the lowest kW h-price with 6.99 US cent valid for an energy purchase term of 15 years. The amount of the investment is expected to exceed US$1.3 billion. It is planned that more than 1.500 people will be employed in the project. The start of the energy production is scheduled for the end of 2018. When completed, the solar power station will annually generate 1.700 GW h of electrical energy, sufficient to supply 600.000 households.