Renewable energy potential as an alternative to fossil fuels in Turkey

Clean, domestic and renewable energy is commonly accepted as the key for future life, not only for Turkey but also for the world. All nations, regardless of their degree of development, are trying to develop and apply technologies that will enable them to use renewable energy sources in the most efficient ways. Turkey's geographical location has several advantages for extensive use of most of these sources. Because of this and the fact that it has limited fossil fuel resources, a gradual shift from fossil fuels to renewables seems to be serious and the sole alternative for the country. Turkey's renewable energy source potential and their present use are here evaluated based on the available data.


Renewable Energy Sources: Current Perspectives and Future Prospects in Turkey
Kök, Mustafa Verşan (2015-01-01)
Renewable energy offers tremendous benefits for meeting global energy needs. Building on a foundation of hydropower, biomass combustion, and geothermal power pioneered during the industrial revolution, new forms of renewable energy began to be developed and commercialized, including solar, wind, and several forms of advanced bioenergy. Today, the global renewable power capacity has almost reached 200 GW and by 2030, the overall demand for energy resources is expected to almost double the current levels. And...
Solar energy R&D, technology and economics in Turkey
Taşdemiroğlu, E (Elsevier BV, 1990-1)
The solar energy potential of Turkey is assessed. Solar energy R&D programs and technology and the present market for flat-plate solar collectors are briefly reviewed. The potential share of solar energy in the total energy budget is estimated.
Preliminary Study on Site Selection For Floating Hybrid Wind And Solar Energy Systems In Turkey
Yerlikaya, Nevzat Can; Çakan, Çağatay; Başara, Ilgın; Caceoğlu, Eray; Huvaj Sarıhan, Nejan (2021-09-08)
It is well-known that even though fossil fuels are the main energy resource in Turkey, use of sustainable energy resources such as wind and solar energy has been increasing in the past years and expected to continue on this trend in the next years to come. The suitable land for land-based wind turbines and photovoltaic (PV) systems could also be convenient for various other purposes, such as agriculture. This study aims to investigate the suitable sites for a combined floating wind and solar systems in the ...
Data mining-based power generation forecast at wind power plants
Özkan, Mehmet Barış; Karagöz, Pınar; Department of Computer Engineering (2014)
As a result of rapid depletion of non-renewable energy resources, the importance of the e efficient utilization of renewable energy sources has increased all over the world and in our country in recent years. Wind has an important role in renewable energy sources with its high potential. However, compared to other renewable energy sources, wind has a spatial and temporal discontinuity characteristic so there is a need for estimating and planning of wind power generation. Wind Power Plants (WPPs) inform thei...
Renewable energy planning in Turkey with a focus on hydropower
Gök, Emre; Kentel Erdoğan, Elçin; Department of Civil Engineering (2013)
As a country highly dependent on foreign fossil fuel sources, Turkey experiences many problems due to its increasing energy consumption in parallel with increasing population and rapid economic growth. Foreign fossil fuel dependency adversely affects sustainable development of the country by hindering its economic development. Because of this, renewable energy sources of the country should be evaluated and developed as soon as possible. Prioritization of the development of renewable energy sources to increa...
Citation Formats
V. Ediger and E. Kentel Erdoğan, “Renewable energy potential as an alternative to fossil fuels in Turkey,” ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, pp. 743–755, 1999, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: