Genc Degirmen invests in green technology

by Susan Reidy
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Genc Degrimen
 
KONYA, TURKEY — With respect for the environment in mind, Genc Degirmen has invested in projects that can generate electricity from solar energy.

Photovoltaic panels on the roof of its facility provide all of the company’s electricity needs. Excess electricity is provided to the electric network for use by nearby homes and factories.

The system is the largest roof-top project in the MEDAŞ region. It was built using 3,456 monocrystalline photovoltaic panels at 325 watts with HIT technology capable of generating 1 megawatt of energy per hour. It is expected to produce 1,600,000 KWh of energy annually. This will provide electricity for about 600 households and 1,200 tons of carbon (CO2) will be prevented from the atmospheric oscillation.

Genc Degirmen also is offering solar power plants to customers with the cooperation of Solimpeks, one of the largest solar systems manufacturing companies offering portable solar panels, water heaters and other products in Germany, Spain and Turkey. In the first step, the company said it can produce enough power to save 85,000 trees.

Genc Degirmen said its goals are a healthier environment, greener production and to continue its path with Solimpeks. It has begun work on the Gold Standard Certification for renewable energies within the framework of the Kyoto Protocol.

Genc Degirmen, established in 1990, offers solutions for flour and semolina production facilities in the area of 30,000 square meters. It exports to 54 countries with a dealer network all over the world.

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