Genc Degirmen adds solar panels to factory

by Susan Reidy
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Genc Degirmen is installing solar panels on its factory in Turkey. Photo courtesy of Genc Degirmen.
KONYA, TURKEY – Genc Degirmen is installing solar energy panels on the roof of its factory in Konya, Turkey, that will create enough power for its own needs as well as surplus electricity.

Approximately 10,000 square meters of a solar energy power plant will be installed in the company’s 30,000-square-meter factory. A total of 3,870 solar unit panels will be installed in the net area of 6,600 square meters with production of 1,044 kWp.  Investment cost for this facility is $1.2 million.

With this investment, Genc Degirmen said it will be able to meet the electricity need in the current situation and create an extra commercial potential because it can produce more electricity than is needed.

“Our company will not only get financial gains but also will create environmental awareness by using clean energy,” it said. “Our company is continuously working on new products in the current situation. These developments are in the sense of mechanical, electronic, operational safety and aesthetics.”

Genc Degirmen has been working in the milling industry for 26 years and has more than 300 turnkey projects.

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