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Turkey. The solar power plant in Konya is to be the largest in Europe

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The largest solar power plant in Europe is being built in southern Turkey. It will be the size of 2,600 football fields, and the energy generated there is intended to satisfy households of two million people.

The Karapinar Solar Power Plant (SPP) is being built in Konya, in the south Turkey. Its construction began in 2020.

A huge power plant in Turkey

The power plant in Konya is to be the largest solar power plant in Europe and one of the largest in the world. It covers 20 million square meters, which is the equivalent of 2,600 football fields.

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As we can read on the investment website, 3.5 million panels are to produce a total of 1,350 megawatts (MW) of energy, which is to meet the needs of households inhabited by two million people.

Construction works are scheduled to be completed in August 2023. The commissioning of the plant at full capacity is expected to increase the share of solar energy in Turkey in total domestic production by 20%.

According to the announcements, after the construction is completed, about 100 people will be employed at the power plant.

Main photo source: EPA/ERDEM SAHIN

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