First Solar, Inc. today announced that it has booked 160MWDC of photovoltaic (PV) module sales in Turkey in the first half of 2016. The orders were placed by Basariarge Enerji A.S. and Zorlu Enerji.
Zorlu Enerji has contracted First Solar to supply 100MWDC of its Series 4 thin film modules, for projects expected to be constructed and commissioned in 2017. Basariarge Enerji A.S. has placed orders for 60MWDC of modules that will power its own projects, as well as PV power plants that it will provide EPC services for. The first modules will be delivered in late 2016.
"Zorlu Enerji and Basariarge Enerji join a fast-growing list of Turkish energy companies that benefit from the tangible upside that First Solar's energy yield advantage delivers in the country," said Georges Antoun, First Solar's Chief Commercial Officer. "These agreements confirm assessments that solar energy in general, and First Solar technology in particular, is the right response to Turkey's energy security challenges - reliably delivering cost-competitive electricity that addresses an immediate need. They also reaffirm First Solar's belief in the sustainability of Turkey's solar energy market."
"Our track record over the past two years reflects the trust that our customers in Turkey have placed in First Solar and in our module technology. We are very pleased with the progress that we have made and look forward to growing with our customers there," Antoun added.