Kalyon PV, which realizes Turkey's largest investments in the field of renewable energy, and Bilişim Vadisi, which hosts scientific studies in different fields to lead Turkey's technological transformation, signed a cooperation protocol to carry out joint studies in the field of domestic and renewable energy.
With the protocol, which became official with the signatures of the Renewable Energy Workshop, it was also decided to utilize the high-tech solar panels produced by Kalyon PV in order to meet the energy needs of Informatics Valley.
At the Renewable Energy Workshop organized with the support of Kalyon PV and Hasan Kalyoncu University and hosted by Bilişim Vadisi, a cooperation protocol was signed to cover the roofs of Informatics Valley with 1.05 thousand 2 solar panels with a capacity of 619 megawatts (MW) produced by Kalyon PV. With the cooperation between Kalyon PV, Hasan Kalyoncu University and Informatics Valley, it is also aimed to implement various projects with the aim of developing renewable energy technologies in Turkey and raising awareness in this field. The latest developments and technologies in renewable energy were also discussed at the workshop.
Emphasizing that as Kalyon PV, they focus not only on investment and production, but also on knowledge production, research and development, Kalyon Holding Board Member Kübra Kalyoncu Şeherli emphasized the importance they attach to cooperation with Bilişim Vadisi and said, “We have allocated an indoor area of 2 thousand square meters in our factory for our R&D studies. We consider IT Valley as Turkey's Silicon Valley. In this context, this step we took with Bilişim Vadisi and Hasan Kalyoncu University, which are the incubation centers of very valuable studies, is of symbolic importance for the foundation of many future projects. We will continue to invest in technology and our R&D studies with all our energy so that Turkey can reach the top in the energy league.” he said.
Emphasizing that effective management of environment and natural resources is very important for sustainable development, Hasan Kalyoncu University (HKU) Rector Prof. Dr. Türkay Dereli stated that all of their universities meet their energy needs from the sun and said, “As a university, we add value to nature with the renewable energy we produce. Acting with the goal of an environmentally friendly and green university, HKU increased its installed power to 2,3 MWp by using the domestic solar panels produced by Kalyon PV. HKU produces 3,125 MWh of energy per year with its new installed power. Thus, the university will meet almost all of its electrical energy needs from renewable energy, preventing the release of 1.850 tons of CO2 to the nature.” used the phrases.
Informatics Valley General Manager A. Serdar İbrahimcioğlu said, “Today, we are taking the step of not only the Renewable Energy Workshop, but also the strong collaborations we will make together. A year ago, as Bilişim Vadisi, we conveyed our vision on this issue to Kübra Kalyoncu, Kalyon Holding Board Member. He also took care of us and gave us 1 thousand 2 solar energy panels, corresponding to 619 MW of electricity. This will serve our country, not just the entrepreneurs in the IT Valley. We thank Kalyon Holding very much.” he said.