Built on the only region in Turkey categorized as a desert, the Kalyon Karapınar Solar Power Plant spans 20 million square meters, which is equivalent to 2,600 football pitches, or one-fourth of the total land area of the city of Paris. When completed, the power plant will meet the household energy needs of 2 million people, as well as prevent 1.5 million metric tons of carbon emissions annually. The completed solar power plant will feature 3.5 million panels for a combined output of 1,350 MW. The panels used in the project are manufactured at Kalyon PV, the world’s first and only fully integrated solar panel factory. The project is poised to single-handedly increase the share of solar power among total renewables by 20 percent.
Kalyon Karapınar Solar Power Plant is the largest in Europe, and one of the largest in the world.