As the world and our country struggle with the adverse effects of climate change, such as extreme heat, the Solar+Storage NX Fair will be open for visitors from August 31 to September 2 at the Tüyap Fair and Congress Center in Istanbul. This fair aims to offer solutions that sustainably harness Turkey’s solar energy resources and enable energy storage, reducing energy production costs and contributing to the fight against climate change.
With the support of the auxiliary industry and technology investments, the applications for storage-integrated Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and Solar Power Plants (GES) made to the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK) are expected to result in investments worth 40-45 billion dollars. The fair is expected to create a minimum of 2 billion USD worth of business volume for the sector, bringing together world energy leaders in Istanbul.
Organized by Solis Fuarcılık in collaboration with the Solar Energy Industrialists and Industry Association (GENSED), the Solar+Storage NX Fair will host over 100 companies from 12 countries, along with more than 10,000 industry professionals from 51 countries across America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The fair’s 9,500 square meter area will showcase Solar Energy Systems, Energy Storage Technologies, Engineering, Supply and Construction, EPC Projects, Digitalization, Smart Energy Solutions, and E-Mobility product groups. The fair will be a focal point for a diverse range of industry professionals from various sectors, including government institutions, municipalities, energy storage investors, licensed/unlicensed electricity producers, solar energy investors, industrial or commercial facility managers, project developers, and professionals from sectors like agriculture, transportation, and tourism.
The fair will also facilitate international trade partnerships through the Buyer Delegations program, providing opportunities for export-oriented companies to engage in bilateral business meetings with more than 300 international purchasing delegations from target market countries, including CIS countries, the Balkans, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Additionally, an exclusive qualified Procurement and Trade Delegation of 30 people from 12 African countries is expected to collaborate with Turkish companies for new investment and trade opportunities.
By harnessing solar energy, Turkey will move closer to its zero-carbon target. The General Manager of Solis Fuarcılık and Consulting Services Inc., Feraye Gürel, emphasized that the Solar+Storage NX Fair plays a facilitating role in contributing to the development of solar energy and energy storage solutions, combating climate change, and helping Turkey achieve its zero-carbon target within the scope of the green pact.
The fair will be held alongside the NextGen E-Mobility + Charge Expo & Summit, supported by TEHAD (Turkish Electrical, Electronics and Services Exporters’ Association). The NextGen E-Mobility + Charge Expo & Summit will focus on electric vehicle charging infrastructure and the needs of the E-Mobility industry, with more than 100 participating companies from 12 countries and over 10,000 sector professionals expected to attend.
Various industry leaders have shown great interest and participation in the Solar+Storage NX Fair, including HSA Group, Asunim Group, HENSEL, EFES Enerji, Daxler Energy, JA Solar, Dron Market, Avenof, Alkan Kablo, and many others.
The fair will also host the Solar Challenge, a competition where Roof GES Installation Teams will compete to assemble four solar panels on an aluminum structure in the shortest time.
Overall, the fair aims to contribute to the development of the renewable energy sector, foster collaboration between businesses, consumers, and decision-makers, and provide a platform for generating long-term, lasting partnerships and commercial agreements.
Milestone in Turkish Energy Sector: Pomega Enerji Depolama Teknolojileri to Open Advanced Factory
Ankara, Turkey – Turkey is on the brink of a significant leap in the energy storage domain as Pomega Enerji Depolama Teknolojileri prepares to inaugurate a pioneering factory. Representing a private sector investment spanning from Europe to China, Pomega Enerji Depolama Teknolojileri is establishing the Lityum Demir Fosfat Pil Hücresi Fabrikası (Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery Cell Factory) in Polatlı, Ankara. This venture aims to fortify Turkey’s energy independence.
Upon its operational commencement, the Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery Cell will not only find versatile applications across industries but will also make significant contributions to Turkey’s energy autonomy and the reduction of the current account deficit. Additionally, this innovative technology is poised to emerge as a secure alternative for international markets, thereby exuding its magnetic appeal.
The editorial team at energystorageuniverse.com, meticulously following the energy storage sector, is excited to announce their participation in this momentous development. Our editors are all set to attend the Pomega Enerji Depolama Teknolojileri factory’s inauguration event and subsequently present an exhaustive account of the proceedings. Throughout the event, our editors will delve into intricate details about the factory’s technological nuances, production capacity, and its potential impact.
To stay abreast of this pivotal stride in energy storage and to acquire comprehensive insights about Pomega Enerji Depolama Teknolojileri’s factory inauguration, we warmly invite our readers to visit energystorageuniverse.com throughout the day. Remember to stay tuned as we uncover the substantial contributions this monumental development is poised to make to Turkey’s energy sector and its innovation ambitions.
The pre-inauguration event promises to offer tantalizing glimpses into the energy sector’s future, and the energystorageuniverse.com team is thrilled to meticulously analyze and present the intricacies of this landmark achievement to our readers.
Wärtsilä finalises commissioning of its first two Energy Storage projects in the Philippines
The technology group Wärtsilä has signed multiple energy storage contracts with SMC Global Power Holdings Inc. through its subsidiary, Universal Power Solutions Inc., in the Philippines during 2019-2020. The first two projects, Integrated Renewable Power Hub-Toledo and BCCPP, Limay, Bataan, have achieved final commissioning in May. The projects have a capacity of 20 MW / 20 MWh and 40 MW / 40MWh respectively, and are part of the earlier announced energy storage orders.
These are the first energy storage systems supplied by Wärtsilä to the Philippines. The projects are delivered on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis, and include Wärtsilä’s propriety software and hardware solutions. The systems comprise the company’s GridSolv Max system, a standardised energy storage solution that provides flexible and modular storage for the core hardware assets of the systems, including the batteries, a safety and fire system, and inverters, alongside the advanced GEMS Digital Energy Platform.
“Our partnership with SMC Global Power, a company with technical experience in battery energy storage systems, has enabled us to reach this stage and be ready for operation in record time. This also further demonstrates Wärtsilä’s EPC capabilities in the region, as well as our ability to operate under the challenging restrictions set by the pandemic. These projects showcase our long-term commitment to be present in the Philippines and to continue delivering optimised solutions that support the energy transition in Southeast Asia,” commented Kari Punnonen, Director, Australasia, Wärtsilä Energy.
Wärtsilä is enabling the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future by designing and building flexible systems that integrate renewable energy sources, thermal assets and energy storage. In 2018, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) committed to meeting 23 percent of its primary energy needs from renewables by 2025. The region aims to leverage its abundant wind and solar resources and reduce its reliance on fossil fuels, especially as grid systems are developing and economies growing. Wärtsilä’s energy storage projects will contribute to the reliability necessary to support Southeast Asia’s transition to carbon-free resources.
Wärtsilä’s GEMS Digital Energy platform dynamically manages the integration of intermittent renewables, thereby enabling the grid to become more responsive and stable. The GEMS grid applications include voltage and frequency regulation, reactive power support, spinning reserve, ramp rate optimisation, renewable energy output smoothing, and energy arbitrage.
Reaching this important milestone in the project execution is another endorsement of Wärtsilä’s delivery capabilities. Wärtsilä has a strong presence in Southeast Asia with a total installed capacity of over 9,000 MW, of which 2,000 MW were executed as EPC deliveries, including approximately 300 MW of contracted energy storage systems.
Solar and renewable-based electrification recognised as main standards of European Comission
Today, the European Commission adopted two important strategies in support of the Green Deal’s energy and climate targets: the ‘EU Strategy for Energy System Integration’ and ‘EU Hydrogen Strategy’. Together, the strategies indicate the Commission’s plans for a future-proof and climate-neutral energy system, with investments aiming to stimulate a green recovery and strengthen EU leadership in clean energy technologies.
The ‘Energy System Integration’ strategy integrates key elements that are crucial for the uptake of solar power. In particular, it proposes to support the deployment of solar-based solutions in the transport, building, and heating sectors through a review of the primary energy factor and dedicated flagship initiatives, such as integrating onsite solar solutions as part of the upcoming Renovation Wave. When it comes to EV charging, solar can play a central role by increasing the efficiency and cost-competitiveness of electrification, especially when integrated into buildings (through building-integrated photovoltaics). The need to further develop electricity grid infrastructure at both the transmission and distribution level is also strongly emphasized in the strategy, which involves revising TEN-E and TEN-T regulations to be consistent with the Commission’s climate neutrality objective.
The strategy further seeks to align the taxation of energy products and electricity with EU environment and climate policies, avoiding double taxation and ensuring a revision of the State Aid framework to support cost-effective de-carbonization, working towards phasing out fossil fuel subsidies altogether.
Mercè Labordena, Senior Policy Advisor at SolarPower Europe, commented: “As the most scalable and cost-competitive clean energy technology, solar is clearly key to enhancing energy system integration, underpinning the electrification of Europe’s energy system. It is good to see plans for the further electrification of buildings, where rooftop solar has a particularly important role to play, with the potential of powering EVs with clean energy produced right above our heads. Further, our recent study with LUT University, ‘100% Renewable Europe’, shows that Europe can achieve climate neutrality before 2050 with a 100% renewable energy system, but that this must be coupled with a high rate of electrification and sectoral integration. This strategy comes at the right time, to build on technologies of the future for a green recovery, and to deliver on the ambitions of the European Green Deal.”
In parallel, the Commission adopted its ‘EU Hydrogen Strategy’, which details the necessary measures to scale up the production of clean hydrogen in the context of an integrated energy system. The strategy acknowledges the central role of hydrogen produced through electrolysis using renewable electricity, based on solar and wind, to support the complete de-carbonization of hard-to-abate sectors. Renewable-based hydrogen should be prioritised and developed into a cost-competitive solution for Europe’s end-users, by producing 1 million tonnes of renewable hydrogen by 2024 (with 6 GW of renewable hydrogen electrolysers installed in the EU) and 10 million tones by 2030 (with 40 GW of electrolizers).
The strategy supports renewable hydrogen through incentivizing the roll-out of dedicated giga watt-scale renewable hydrogen factories, providing quotas for renewable hydrogen in certain end-use sectors, and proposing a European-wide criterion for the certification of renewable hydrogen based notably on GHG emission savings. To deliver this strategy, the Commission is launching the ‘European Clean Hydrogen Alliance’, to develop a concrete pipeline of projects.
Aurélie Beauvais, Policy Director and Interim CEO of SolarPower Europe, said: “Today, the European Commission made an important step towards the ambition of the Green Deal, by recognizing renewable hydrogen, powered by solar and wind-based electricity, as the most promising way to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors. This is a smart and forward-looking move, as renewables today are the most affordable, clean, and job-intensive technologies that can support a green recovery at a crucial time for Europe. With the Commission’s Hydrogen Strategy, the European renewables sector was affirmed as a core pillar of the EU’s energy transition, supporting the full-de-carbonization of the European economy even beyond electricity.”
The Commission further announced that it will address the use of hydrogen in the transport sector in its upcoming ‘Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy’, scheduled to be presented by the end of the year.
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