Turkey is one of the latest countries to implement a feed-in tariff (FiT) program for solar power. The program is an attractive one, as the flood of initial applications makes very clear.
The first round of applications, open last week (June 10–14), was for large projects (not home projects) — 1 megawatt (MW) or greater. The cap for this first round was 600 MW. The country received applications totaling about 8.9 gigawatts (GW) of capacity, approximately 15 times more than the cap.