Greenpeace praises Bornova Municipality of İzmir over photovoltaic facility
DHA PhotoA photovoltaic facility constructed by İzmir’s Bornova Municipality has attracted plaudits from environmentalist group Greenpeace, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The facility, consisting of 250 solar panels, is part of a project that was launched to make better use of energy sources.
Greenpeace shared some pictures of the project on Dec. 1, describing the endeavor as “good news.”
The project, which was started with the motto “Pioneering Turkey for solar energy,” aims to increase the use of renewable energy sources and protect nature.
Bornova Mayor Olgun Atilla said they were happy to receive praise from institutions which were pioneers in their fields.
“Greenpeace’s praise for our photovoltaic facility, which was established to bequeath a more healthy and livable world for our children, is a source of pride. Taking praise from a non-profit NGO such as Greenpeace shows that we are on the right path,” he said.
The facility was built in 2012 with grant from the İzmir Development Agency and started producing electricity in 2014.
The facility also helps protect nature by preventing the escape of 250 tons of carbon emissions into the atmosphere.