“Turkey’s First Floating Solar Energy Power Plant” has been established on Büyükçekmece Lake and commissioned by Istanbul Energy an affiliate of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and İstanbul Water and Sewerage Administration (İSKİ).
In the project, 960 polycrystalline photovoltaic panels carrying the “Parla” brand were manufactured by Bereket Enerji Üretim A.Ş. which has its headquarters in Denizli.
Sedat Avci, the project manager of Bereket Energy’s solar power plant Unit emphasized that the installed power of the 960 panels will provide 240 KW of electricity.
The project will prevent 180 tons of CO2 emission every year.
He stated that geographically, Turkey is suitable for the construction of such floating plants and that the local sun power needs to be exploited more.
Mr. Avcı announced that Beeket will start on new projects in the country with their 60 cells panels producing power between 250 W and 275 W.
According to the results of the research conducted by Fortune Magazine based on the economic data of 2016, Bereket Energy Group entered the list of the 500 Most Powerful Companies in Turkey with 4 separate companies operating within itself. These companies are as belows:
• Gediz Elektrik Perakende Satış A.Ş. 7th place in energy sector, 50th in general ranking,
• Aydem Elektrik Perakende Satış A.Ş. 11th in energy sector, 94th in general ranking,
• Bereket Enerji Üretim A.Ş. 12th place in energy sector, 99th in general ranking,
• Yatağan Termik Enerji Üretim A.Ş. 21st place in the energy sector and 238th in the general ranking.