Canadian Solar deploys solar modules at Izmir airport in Turkey

Solar company Canadian Solar has supplied the CS6P-P solar modules for the 540Kw solar power plant, installed at Turkey’s Izmir airport.

The project is the first installation under the new Turkish solar energy legislation, for solar power plants below 500Kw capacity.

EPC contractor Gehrlicher Merk Solar carried out the installation of the power plant, which is also the largest in the country.

Canadian Solar chairman and CEO Dr Shawn Qu remarked that this is a milestone project for the Turkish solar energy sector.

“The new YEK will have a great impact on business development in this industry and we are delighted to be a part of that.

“With this project as a reference, we believe we will continue this success in other national and international airport projects in the future,” said Dr Qu.

Gehrlicher Merk Solar CEO Omer Karahan added that this project is a very significant achievement for the company.