Commercial Rooftop Antalya

Site Overview
Location Antalya, Turkey
Coordinates 36.80° N, 30.40° E
Average global irradiance 1,966 kWh/m2/yr
Average temperature 18.8 °C, 65.8 °F
Average precipitation 1,056 mm, 41.6 in
Technical Overview
Date onstream February 2014
System capacity 29 kWp
Panel type SF145-S
Number of installed panels 200
Tilt angle, orientation 10°, 0° south
Expected output 1,884 kWh/yr
Total CO2reduction 31,470 kg/yr, 69,379 lbs/yr
Inverter Fronius IG Plus 120V-3
Financing Bank
Private Investment

ZEN Enerji is a capital company focusing on solar projects in Turkey. The core business of the company was based on the planning and the installation of solar plants, however by the end of 2013, the company reshaped its activities to investment projects.

This rooftop plant was installed in February 2014 on the flat roof of a branch of the Turkish building supplies store chain TEKZEN in Antalya, in the region of Manavgat, southern Turkey. All in all, 200 Solar Frontier CIS modules and the corresponding elevated rails were installed. The 145 Wp modules were aligned to south and should cover the energy need of the branch in large part. This 29 kWp installation serves as a pioneer for a number of potential solar projects as TEKZEN plans to use more of its 100 Turkish branches for the production of solar energy. In addition, the Solar Frontier CIS installation represents an excellent example for demonstrating self-consumption solutions in Turkey, which become more and more attractive due to the continuously rising energy costs.

Despite the low tilt angle of 10°, a yield of 1,884 kWh/kWp per year is predicted for this Solar Frontier CIS installation. Once again, the excellent temperature stability of Solar Frontier modules pays off, which provides an excellent energy output even under challenging conditions such as the high temperatures at the location of the installation in the south of Turkey. The ability to generate high energy outputs even under these conditions was the decisive criterion for TEKZEN to chose the CIS modules of Solar Frontier for its first solar project.