A 23.6 MW solar plant is to be built in Turkey.

The plant in Hilvan, Sanliurfa , will be built by Hilvan Enerji with 87,630 modules from Chinese solar panel provider Upsolar.

It is expected to generate approximately 40 GWh and provide enough electricity to power around 17,500 homes.

“This project paints a bright future for Turkey and the Middle East as both regions continue to ramp-up their solar energy capacity,” said Ioannis Markatatos, Turkey and Middle East Director of Upsolar Group.

He added he was “confident and optimistic about our outlook in the region as we continue our expansion into the Middle East and we see this as a sign of more things to come”.

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