Turkey is building over 15,000 flats with solar heating

A year after the heavy earthquake in Van, the first 15,000 new flats are complete. Each one has its own solar facility. (Photo: Ezinc)
A year after the heavy earthquake in Van, the first 15,000 new flats are complete. Each one has its own solar facility. (Photo: Ezinc)

After 30,000 flats were destroyed in the Turkish town Van by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake in 2011 and over 600 people lost their lives, the government is rebuilding over 15,000 flats. In doing so, every single one of them will be equipped with a solar heating system. In addition, thermosiphon systems (which are common in Turkey) will be used, each one fitted with a 120 litre boiler and a 2 m2 collector with a selective coating. The globally active solar equipment manufacturer Ezinc, with headquarters in Turkey, will supply most of the systems.

"However we are deeply saddened at this grave tragedy, we were very much concerned to improve the quality of life of survivors in the shortest possible time and to contribute to the normalization of the life in the city”, said A. Hakan ALAS, General Manager of Ezinc.

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