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KalyonPv to sell solar panels to the U.S.

KalyonPv to sell solar panels to the U.S.

BY MEHMET KARA Q&A with Ersan Tufekci, Executive Board Member and Vice President of Operations at KalyonPv WHAT IS THE CURRENT STATE OF YOUR SOLAR PANEL MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS? The first solar panel manufacturing plant, which we set up as KalyonPv was an ingot, wafer, cell, and panel factory with an annual capacity of 500 MW....

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OYAK follows new trends in energy

OYAK follows new trends in energy

BY MEHMET KARA Q&A with Yuksel Yilmaz, Group President of Energy Companies at OYAK Group Economic decision-makers are careful nowadays as the pandemic has almost ended. It is not easy to make a clear prediction about what the exit process brings as the COVID-19 pandemic, which paved the way for great uncertainties, has put companies...

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Were natural gas and power outages necessary: OPINION

Were natural gas and power outages necessary: OPINION

BY MEHMET KARA The business world, which started the new year with energy price hikes, is now facing natural gas and power outages. Turkish legislation clearly lays out how and why natural gas and electricity can be cut.  First, the natural gas provided to natural gas-fired combined cycle power plants (CCPP is cut), then come...

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Zorlu starts solar panel manufacturing

Zorlu starts solar panel manufacturing

BY MEHMET KARA Zorlu Holding’s energy subsidiary Zorlu Energy Group has begun solar panel production with the ZES brand, according to Evren Evcit, Vice General Manager of International Investments of Zorlu Energy Group. Instead of building a manufacturing plant, Zorlu Enerji will work with accredited factories whose manufacturing standards and quality are set by the...

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Turkey to integrate Azerbaijan into Europe using pipelines

Azerbaijan, which is connected to the world with pipelines passing through Turkey carrying natural gas and oil, will integrate its electricity with the West this time. The Azerbaijani electricity grid will be connected to the Turkish grid via Georgia, and thus will be connected with the European network. The economic and political relationship between Azerbaijan...

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The goal is nuclear-supported green development: Minister

Turkey took the first step towards developing ind energy in Izmir 23 years ago, according to Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez. Speaking at the Turkish Wind Energy Congress organized by the Turkish Wind Energy Association (TUREB), Donmez said the country’s first wind power plant (WPP) had an installed power of 1.5 megawatts...

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How will the network of charging stations be set up?

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE SPREAD OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND THE SPREAD OF CHARGING STATIONS IS SIMILAR TO THAT OF THE CHICKEN AND THE EGG. IF YOU LEAVE ONE OUT, THE OTHER WILL NOT WORK THE WAY YOU WANT IT TO. THE CHARGING SYSTEM NEEDS TO DEVELOP RAPIDLY AND BE EVENLY DISTRIBUTED, GEOGRAPHICALLY. BUT WHAT ELSE?...

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Cengiz Enerji prepares to build the first triple hybrid power plant

Cengiz Holding’s energy subsidiary Cengiz Enerji, which is among the main players in the Turkish electricity generation sector and controls around 5,000 megawatts of installed power, is growing its investments in the field. Recently, the company has focused on renewables in its power generation investments. Cengiz Enerji, which has recently put into operation the world’s...

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Enerjisa ‘employs’ artificial intelligence

The recent, dazzling developments in technology have deeply affected business processes around the world. Digital employees have already entered into use, with companies employing data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and deep learning. Sabanci Holding ’s energy subsidiary Enerjisa Enerji, which offers electricity distribution services in Toroslar, Ankara, and on the Asian side of...

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Aspilsan to manufacture cylindrical battery cells

Work continues around the world to introduce electricity to millions of people who still can’t access it. Simultaneously, existing electricity systems are undergoing a significant transformation. This transformation is occurring both regards to resource choice for electricity generation and the forms and fields of energy consumption. Technologies in this field are rapidly developing, and services...

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