Solar photovoltaic module provider Upsolar announced it has completed its first major solar electric system in Turkey. Upsolar developed the 51.5 kilowatt solar project with local company EPC Guvenli Enerji. Their partnership was finalized in April of this year - a month after Upsolar opened an office in the nation.
The solar facility is a ground-mounted PV system located in Izmir, Turkey, and was supported by the Izmir Development Agency. It will produce energy for Turla Tarim, which is an organic olive oil factory in the region.
Upsolar established an office in the country in anticipation of creating up to 29 megawatts of solar projects throughout Turkey in the near future.
Upsolar also opened a new office in Singapore to help solidify its position in the growing solar market in Southeast Asia.
"Southeast Asia holds tremendous PV potential due to its rapidly changing economy, large population and many areas that lack consistent access to electricity," said Roy Li, Upsolar's managing director of Asia Pacific. "We will look to hire locally as we expand our operations in the region."
The company now has 10 offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia, according to PV Tech.