Aşkın, Asmin
The Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by the United Nations in 2015, aim to create a more equitable and peaceful world and a more livable environment. In this thesis, it is thought that solar energy should be considered within the framework of the Circular Economy in order to be a 100% renewable energy type. In this context, it is researched how to establish a relationship and create synergy between the Circular Economy and solar photovoltaic technologies in Turkey. For this purpose, after the literature review, a needs analysis survey was conducted with the participation of individuals, institutions, and organizations operating in the solar photovoltaic sector in Turkey. While preparing the survey questions, participant-based life cycle analyses in the literature were examined. In addition, it was aimed to reveal the participants perspective on the Sustainable Development Goals based on solar photovoltaic technologies and the Circular Economy. Accordingly, the survey results were examined and based on these results, suggestions for developing solar photovoltaics within the Circular Economy framework were listed. Thus, for the first time the realization of sustainable solar photovoltaic waste management in the context of Circular Economy has been discussed by individuals, institutions, and organizations in Turkey.


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Citation Formats
A. Aşkın, “A SUSTAINABLE APPROACH TO SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES: RECYCLING SOLAR PANELS IN TURKEY,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.