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M. Z. YILMAZOĞLU, A. DURMAZ, and D. K. Baker, “Solar repowering of Soma-A thermal power plant,” ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, pp. 232–237, 2012, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: