GE Vernova partners with Kalyon PV to power solar panel factory in Turkey with renewable energy

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GE Vernova Inc. (NYSE: GEV) has announced a strategic contract to supply its state-of-the-art FLEXINVERTER solar power station to Kalyon PV in Viranşehir, Turkey. This collaboration aims to power Kalyon Enerji’s 157 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaics (PV) factory, positioning it as one of the first in Turkey to manufacture solar panels using 100% renewable electricity.

Project Details and Technological Implementation

The contract includes not only the supply of the innovative FLEXINVERTER solar power station but also encompasses comprehensive design and engineering services. Inogen, GE Vernova’s regional solutions provider, will oversee the construction and installation of the solar power facility, ensuring high standards of quality and efficiency.

This initiative is a part of GE Vernova’s broader commitment to supporting the transition to clean energy in Turkey. With a combined solar power capacity of 2.5 GWp/1.9 GWe in the country, including commissioned and ongoing projects, GE Vernova’s technology is pivotal in advancing the local solar industry.

GE Vernova Inc. signs a pivotal deal to supply the FLEXINVERTER solar power station to Kalyon PV's factory in Turkey, marking a significant step in sustainable manufacturing.

GE Vernova Inc. signs a pivotal deal to supply the FLEXINVERTER solar power station to Kalyon PV’s factory in Turkey, marking a significant step in sustainable manufacturing. Photo courtesy of GE Vernova.

Strategic Impact and Financial Backing

Dr. Murtaza Ata, Board Member of Kalyon PV, highlighted the project’s significance: “By investing in solar panel manufacturing and supplying these panels to large-scale solar power plants, we’re not only providing sustainable energy solutions but also creating jobs and contributing to Turkey’s energy independence.”

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Megi Gabriyel, Region Leader Solar & Storage Solutions, Middle East, Africa & Turkey at GE Vernova, elaborated on the financing aspects: “We offer a comprehensive financing package supported by export credit agencies. This enables us to provide competitive financing options to facilitate and scale up the adoption of renewable energy technologies in the energy sector.”

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Enhanced Collaboration and Future Prospects

The collaboration builds upon the existing relationship between GE Vernova and Kalyon Enerji, previously demonstrated by the success of the 1,347 MWp/1,000 MWe Karapinar solar power plant in Konya Karapinar province. This facility, commissioned in 2023, is Turkey’s largest single source of solar power and was developed under the Renewable Energy Resources Zones (YEKA) program.

Ali Murat SOYDAN, Chairman of Inogen Group, noted, “Thanks to our strategic relationship with GE Vernova, we ensure seamless coordination of supply chain and field activities, addressing key challenges in project execution.”

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Advanced Technology and Market Impact

GE Vernova’s FLEXINVERTER technology is an integrated solution that combines a solar inverter, a medium voltage power transformer, and an optional MV Ring Main Unit in a standard container. This technology, coupled with the FLEXRESERVOIR battery energy storage and FLEXIQ digital platform, forms a comprehensive suite that reduces capital and operational costs while enhancing plant performance and grid compliance.

With this project, GE Vernova not only strengthens its footprint in the renewable energy market in Turkey but also supports the country’s ambitious goals to commission 10 GW of solar capacity between 2017 and 2027, as outlined by the International Energy Agency (IEA). This endeavor marks a significant milestone in Turkey’s journey towards reducing carbon emissions and enhancing energy security through sustainable development.

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