GEOTHERMAL GREENHOUSING IN TURKEY


Karaman S., Gökalp Z. , Kırnak H., Taş İ.

Current Trends in Natural Sciences, vol.5, no.9, pp.158-163, 2016 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : Current Trends in Natural Sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.158-163

Abstract

Use of renewable energy resources should be brought forward to reduce heating costs of greenhouses and to minimize the use of ever-depleting fossil fuels. Geothermal energy not only provides the heat required throughout plant growth, but also allow a year-long production. Geothermal resources with several other benefits therefore play significant role in agricultural activities. With regard to geothermal potential and implementation, Turkey has the 7th place in the world and the 1st place in Europe. Majority of country geothermal resources is used in greenhouse heating. The size of geothermal greenhouses increased 5 folds during the last decade and reached to 2500 decare. In this study, current status of geothermal greenhousing of Turkey was presented; problems and possible solutions were discussed..