Alternative energy

Slovenia looking to better utilise geothermal energy potential

Ljubljana – Slovenia is looking to better utilise its geothermal energy potential, not only for tourism, but also in seeking innovative solutions in many other fields, including food production and district heating. There are already some good examples in this respect, heard an online event held to present the GEOFOOD project.

Turkey in top 4 countries with geothermal capacity: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Jan. 16 that Turkey is among the top four nations globally in geothermal energy and stressed the importance of renewable energy investments.

He spoke at Sanko Energy Salihli GPP-2 and GPP-3 power plants via video conference and thanked the Sanko Group.

Mytilineos buys solar energy project in Andalusia

Mytilineos on Monday announced the acquisition of a 50-megawatt solar energy project in Spain (the Jaén photovoltaic project) from Viridi RE.

The project is located in the Municipality of Jaén (Andalusia), an area with significant sunshine in southeastern Spain.

It is ready for construction, which is planned for the first quarter of 2021.

Çanakkale solar plant feeds national electricity grid

A businessman in the western province of Çanakkale has installed a solar power plant on the roof of a factory and started selling electricity worth 100,000 Turkish Liras (nearly $17,000) to the state monthly.

Ali Polat first installed a solar energy system on the roof of his bakery products factory to produce 200 kilowatts of electricity per month in 2013.

Incentives to speed up returns on Turkish rooftop solar

Turkey can build on a new support scheme for rooftop solar projects by providing further incentives that would currently reduce the payback period by four years from the current 11-year estimate and down to two years by 2030, a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Dec. 19.