Technical and economic aspects of solar space heating in Turkey

Taşdemiroǧlu, Ersoy
Awad, Mostafa F. Shaaban
A computer analysis of solar heating has been performed for Turkey. Results are presented for two prototype buildings using either fuel-oil or coal under different heating loads in three climatic regions (Antalya, Ankara and Kars). Cumulative cost flows are compared for the life-cycle present value technique. Optimum design magnitudes are determined for maximum life-cycle savings. The payback period for capital invested in a solar system, internal rate of return, and total savings are found for the optimum conditions. Variations of system performance are estimated. The effects of collector slope, proportionate storage tank volume, heat-exchanger parameters, and the design load on system performance are studied. Finally the economics of solar heating in Turkey are discussed and recommendations made for increased utilization of solar energy.


Theoretical study of solar ponds for space heating in diverse climatic conditions of Turkey
Taşdemiroğlu, Erol (Elsevier BV, 1988-11)
The thermal performance of a solar pond operating under steady-state conditions is analysed theoretically for use in space heating in four diverse Turkish locations having widely different climates. The average pond temperature for each month is obtained for maximum heat extraction, with the thickness of the pond-insulating layers as a fixed parameter. For a fixed pond-insulating layer, the useful heat withdrawn during the month is calculated for these four locations. Space-heating loads and the solar heati...
TASDEMIROGLU, E (Elsevier BV, 1993-03-01)
Quantitative information on industrial energy consumption patterns in different industrial sectors of Turkiye has been analyzed. The more important energy-conservation opportunities in the heavy energy-consuming industrial activities have been identified. Considerable savings potentials exist through the application of short-term measures involving existing technology. The technological potential for conservation in industrial activities is reviewed.
Estimation of total solar radiation from bright sunshine hours in Turkey
Taşdemiroğlu, Erol; Sever, Rita (Elsevier BV, 1989-12)
Measurements of total solar radiation and bright sunshine hours in six different climatological locations in Turkey are used to develop an Angstrom type equation. The coefficients are found for a linear equation from regression analysis for these locations. A simple overall equation, which yields the solar radiation in any location in Turkey for bright sunshine hours, is developed. The results of this equation, together with the results obtained from five similar, internationally accepted correlations, are ...
Geothermal energy potential and utilization in Turkey
Taşdemiroğlu, Ersoy (Elsevier BV, 1988-3)
The regional distribution of the geothermal energy potential in Turkey, recent surveys, and utilization areas are described. The present and future roles of geothermal energy and their economic aspects are discussed. The implications of geothermal energy exploration and utilization are noted. Recommendations are made to expand geothermal-energy development.
Wind energy assessment in Turkey
Taşdemiroğlu, Erol (Elsevier BV, 1987-1)
Long-term wind speed measurements from 117 stations in Turkey have been evaluated in order to find prospective sites for building large scale wind-power machines. Based on these measurements, monthly mean isopleth maps as well as an annual mean density map for wind speed have been produced. Using the Weibull distributions, the available annual mean power and the variations with altitude have been computed for the selected stations. Finally the applicability of these systems to this country is discussed.
Citation Formats
E. Taşdemiroǧlu and M. F. S. Awad, “Technical and economic aspects of solar space heating in Turkey,” Energy, pp. 1035–1050, 1990, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: