Karapınar GES will prevent more than 1.5 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
The Karapınar Solar Power Plant (GES), established in the Karapınar district of Konya, has started producing electricity at full capacity. The power plant is as big as 2,800 football fields.
In his statement, Ziya Altunyaldız, the Chairman of the Industry, Trade, Energy, Natural Resources, Information and Technology Committee of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and AK Party Deputy of Konya, reminded that installation and assembly works have been completed at the facility.
Altunyaldız stated that Karapınar GES, which has started electricity production, is ready for inauguration. "On May 2nd, Tuesday, we will put it into service with the visit of our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Konya. It is already producing energy, but with a ceremony, our President will dedicate it as a gift to our country and Konya," he said.