Developments of Solar Energy Industry and Utilization in Turkey


2. International 100% Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IRENEC 2012), Tunisia, 1 - 04 June 2012, pp.211-216

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Country: Tunisia
  • Page Numbers: pp.211-216
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Solar Energy has become an industry sector since end of the 1970s in Turkey. Although there are many applications of solar energy, recently thermal applications and PV electricity have taken over in among solar energy applications. In Turkey, although thermal applications have taken over, manufacturing and utilization of solar thermal systems have been decrease from 2004 to 2010. In 2010 and 2011 years, it has been increased. It is thought that because of natural gases prices and some encouragement, this increasing and decreasing occur. In this study, it is given the knowledge that development about thermal applications of solar energy in Turkey and around the world.