Sertavul has chosen GE and its solution partner Inogen to build a hybrid wind + solar project in Turkey.

This project features a 32MW wind farm, which that will be integrated with a 30MW solar plant.

The wind farm was commissioned in 2020.

Addition of solar to the wind farm will boost the overall capacity factor and ensures delivery of renewable energy into the grid, given that the sun shines during the day and the nights usually see strong winds.

GE Renewable Hybrids CEO Prakash Chandra said: “This project is another stepping-stone for the growth of hybrid power plants in Turkey. The project will help accelerate Turkey’s energy transition by optimizing scarce infrastructure and improving capacity factor of an existing plant, enabling intelligent dispatch of power and supporting our customer Sertavul to deliver more renewable energy.”

Sertavul chairman of the board Kemal TAŞ said: “We are proud to have implemented the first Hybrid project in Turkey with the cooperation of Sertavul, GE and Inogen. In recent years, investments in renewable energy sources for clean energy have increased worldwide.

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“With this project, we aim to contribute to our country by using renewable energy sources to increase energy efficiency and reduce air pollution. We plan to increase our energy production with the support we receive from our partners.”

Inogen CEO Ali Murat SOYDAN said: “We are very pleased to be a solution partner in one of the most important projects of our country and the world under the leadership of GE. We believe that there is a great hybrid potential in our country. Here, our most important feature is our ability to implement projects very quickly with local production . We are currently constructing and commissioning more than 4 MW solar power plants per day under the GE structure. It is a great financial advantage to our partners that we work with in these projects.”

Inogen will undertake site activities and deliver the sun tracking systems to help boost the total energy production of the power plant.

For the solar facility, GE will deliver seven FLEXINVERTER solar power conversion units.

For GE, this project is the first installation of its 4.7MW solar solution worldwide.

GE earlier had delivered 1.3GW of its FLEXINVERTER technology in Turkey.

FLEXINVERTER technology is a plug and play, factory-integrated power conversion platform for utility scale solar and storage applications.
Image: This project features a 32MW wind farm, which that will be integrated with a 30MW solar plant. Credit: seagul from Pixabay.