With this law, a solar power facility’s total installed capacity is limited to 600 megawatts (MW) by December 31, 2013. For applications later than December 31, 2013, the Council of Ministers will be authorized to determ
The Turkish parliament has approved the country’s renewable law, Ihlas Fuar Hizmetleri A.S., organizer of the "SOLAREX – 4th International Solar & PV Exhibition", reports in a press release. Turkey is an attractive country not only due to its solar irradiation but also its political stability and economical power for solar sector, Ihlas Fuar Hizmetleri emphasizes.
Under the new law, prices for renewable energy source (RES) based generating plants are determined as "Dollar Cent" instead of "Euro cent" in Turkish Parliament. The prices will be applied for ten years in order to companies which apply for RES between May 18, 2005 until December 31, 2015.
$0,13.3 / kWh for solar electricity
Accordingly, feed-in tariff (FIT) for solar electricity is $0,13.3 / kWh. FIT for biomass-based electricity (including landfill gas) also is $0,13.3. Geothermal-based: $0,10.5 U.S; hydroelectric-based: $0,7.3 an wind energy-based $0,7.3.
FIT includes CSP and hybrid plants
For companies which will start to operate later than December 31, 2015, the FIT will be determined by the Council of Ministers. The project will also support concentrated solar power (CSP) and hybrid plants which are using also non-renewable energy sources to produce energy.
Taner Yildiz, Energy and Natural Resources Minister, commented that "Turkey’s climate and also political stability are suitable for RES investments".
The licensing will be arranged by the supervisory Energy Market Regulatory Board including consideration of the Interior Ministry, Energy and Natural Resources Ministry, and also State Hydraulic Works’ opinions.
Natural and legal persons, producing electricity from RES, can utilize the specified prices for ten years for redundant electricity. Retail distribution companies will have to buy this redundant electricity.
Additional support for Turkish components
If mechanical and electro-mechanical components "Made in Turkey" are being used in the facility, an additional support will be given for five years after the facility’s establishing date. This support will be applied from 0.4 to 2.4 Dollar Cent per kWh. Solar energy based electricity production measurement will have to be in the standards.
Maximum facility capacity limited to 600 MW
With this law, a solar power facility’s total installed capacity is limited to 600 megawatts (MW) by December 31, 2013. For applications later than December 31, 2013, the Council of Ministers will be authorized to determine total installed power.
For the first decade, 85% discount will be applied for the power grid permission, lease, easement and certificate of occupancy fees for the facilities which will be established until 31st December 2015.
Electricity producing facilities, which are based on solar energy, can be established in national parks, nature parks, natural monuments and natural conservation areas, conservation forests, wildlife development zones by taking the permission of interested ministry, and for natural protected areas by taking the permission of the board of protected zone. SOLAREX – 4th International Solar & PV Exhibition will take place in Istanbul, March 10 – 13, 2011.