Turkish Glass Producer Şişecam Founds Europe’s Second Largest Rooftop Solar Power Plant

Şişecam aims to increase solar energy glass production and exports, reaching 2.5 million square meters per year, according to reports.

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With its installed capacity, Şişecam has created the second largest solar power plant in both Europe and Turkey on the roof of the Mersin Flat Glass Factory.

Şişecam aims to increase solar energy glass production and exports, reaching 2.5 million square meters per year, according to reports.

The solar energy plant established on the roof of the Mersin Flat Glass Factory has 6.2 megawatts (MW) of power, while total investment is TL 22 million ($5.7 million).

The plant is spreads over 79,300 square meters. With its installed capacity, it has become the second largest one-piece power plant on a roof in both Turkey and Europe.

Şişecam’s goal is to achieve 12 MW installed power in renewable energy production by 2022. They plan to invest TL 37 million in five years. In the first stage, the company prepared a solar power plant project at 87 kilowatt-hour (kWh) on the roof of the Şişecam Science and Technology Center.

Ahmet Kırman the General Manager of Şişecam said the return period of the solar power plant investment in the Mersin Flat Glass Factory will be five years and seven months.

He added that they export solar energy glass to Germany and abroad and that they currently export about 20 percent of their production.

Source: Daily Sabah

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