Taiwanese solar companies are seeking to expand trade relations with Turkey in the solar energy sector, officials told Anadolu Agency during recent meetings organized in Taiwan by the country's nonprofit trade promoting organization, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).
Summer Luo, founder and chairman of solar energy manufacturer Big Sun Group, said that the company had already entered the growing Turkish solar market.
'Big Sun has already entered an agreement with a Turkish company to form a joint venture to produce solar cells in Turkey,' he said.
Luo added that the company was offering licenses to global partners to manufacture iPV Tracker steel frames with co-branding promotion, referring to Big Sun's patented product, an innovative cable-driven dual-axis solar tracking system which made its debut in 2012.
'The iPV Tracker is able to convert solar energy to electricity for daily needs in the most economical and efficient way,' Luo said.
'We have qualified and [are] qualifying more partners besides Taiwan and China, such as Turkey and India, as our promotion distributors and licensed manufacturing partners to save the shipping cost of heavy tracker frames,' he added.
Luo believes the iPV tracker could also effectively contribute to the growth of solar energy in Turkey.
'We are open to all kinds of cooperation in solar project investment, EPC [engineering, procurement and construction], agent and distribution, co-licensing and trading of our dual-axis iPV Trackers,' he added.
Big Sun Group, established in 2006, is a solar energy manufacturer with customers worldwide such as Japan, China, South Korea, India, U.S., EU countries and Taiwan.
-Turkey 'potential' market for Taiwanese exports
Arthur Chen, the manager of Green Energy Division Sales Department at Leatec Fine Ceramics, sees Turkey as a potential market for exporting their renewable energy products.
'Although we are just at the beginning stage in Turkish solar market, we have some customers that we are discussing business possibilities,' Chen told Anadolu Agency.
The company official praised Taiwanese companies' track record in the area of clean energy, as well as the quality of their products.
'We would like to develop a partnership with Turkish companies for assembling our products in Turkey. This can strengthen competitiveness and increase the delivery flexibility to support Turkish users,' he said.
Based in Taoyuan city, Leatec Fine Ceramics entered into green energy business in 2008.
As a sign of interest in Turkey's solar market, a delegation composed of the representatives of Taiwanese solar companies, plans to pay a visit to Turkey in mid-October. Companies hope to find local partners to work together in the solar industry. The meeting is organized by TAITRA.
By Firdevs Yuksel in Taipei