Saturday, 20 July 2024
Kalyon Karapınar GES: Pioneering Turkey’s Journey to Energy Independence

Kalyon Karapınar GES: Pioneering Turkey’s Journey to Energy Independence

In line to make Turkey energy self-sufficient, Kalyon Karapınar GES, built with solar panels produced at Kalyon PV, plays a crucial role in meeting Turkey's growing energy needs.


Located in the arid Karapınar region, this immense solar farm not only generates clean energy but also revitalizes the environment, fostering the growth of endemic plants and supporting local sheep farming.


Celebrating the green transformation, this year's World Environment Day, first observed in 1972 following the United Nations Environmental Conference, saw the U.N.-Habitat delegation visit Kalyon Karapınar GES. The delegation also toured the "Grazing Pilot Project" area, which has expanded from 70 sheep last year to support 1,000 sheep this year.


Deeply impressed by the success story of Kalyon PV's solar panels, which have transformed from a small seed in Ankara into a massive energy production facility in Konya Karapınar, the U.N. delegation praised Turkey’s efforts. They highlighted that these facilities meet energy needs and contribute to ecological balance, serving as exemplary models of sustainable energy production.