GE and its regional solution partner Inogen have been selected by Sertavul to build one of the earliest hybrid wind plus solar projects in Turkey. The plant will consist of a 32 MW wind farm commissioned in 2020, integrated with a 30 MW solar plant.

Adding solar to the wind farm will increase the site’s overall capacity factor and availability for the plant while delivering dispatchable renewable energy into the grid.

Prakash Chandra, Renewable Hybrids CEO, GE, 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 optimising 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.”

Ali Murat Soydan, CEO, Inogen, said: “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.”

Inogen will perform site activities and deliver the sun tracking systems that will help increase the total energy production of the power plant. For the solar plant, GE will deliver seven Flexinverter solar power conversion units.