Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Alparslan Bayraktar, in his speech at the Turkish Photovoltaic Technologies Platform PV Technologies Workshop organized by the Middle East Technical University Solar Energy Research and Application Center (ODTÜ-GÜNAM), stated that Turkey has made an important contribution to the increase in additional installed power in the world in the last 5 years. He reminded that he came to the stage and rose to the 7th rank.
Pointing out that global emissions are prevented with the developments in the field of renewable energy and its widespread use, Bayraktar said, “The programs we have developed with tariff guarantees and other incentive mechanisms are of great importance in the development of the solar energy sector, which has an important position and has a bright future. Especially in the areas we have chosen, large-scale renewable energy The efficient and effective use of renewable energy resources by establishing projects and the Renewable Energy Resource Areas (YEKA) model aiming at this is an indicator of a holistic vision covering domestic production and R&D. “At the end of last year, we have produced 15 terawatt hours of electricity, which corresponds to about 5 percent of the total production, from the sun.” used the phrases.
Emphasizing that Europe’s first and only integrated photovoltaic solar power plant was established thanks to the YEKA model, Bayraktar stated that Turkey has become competitive with almost the total capacity of Europe in terms of photovoltaic module production capacity.
Emphasis on domestic production
Bayraktar explained that Turkey’s dependence on foreign energy, which is one of the most important macroeconomic stalemates, and the energy import brought by it is only possible by increasing domestic production in fuel and technology.
Stating that efforts continue at this point, Bayraktar said:
“Our President announced the Net Zero emission target in 2053. We made our first evaluations about the work that we have to do, especially in the energy sector, in order for Turkey to become a carbon neutral economy. In this context, when Turkey comes to 2035, it will rely on 53,000 megawatts of solar, approximately 30 thousand megawatts of wind, 7 We aim to reach a nuclear capacity of 1,200 megawatts and a storage capacity of 7,500 megawatts. In a longer term, Turkey needs to implement 5 thousand megawatts of solar power plants every year for the next 30 years. In this context, the Solar Energy Technologies Action Plan together with ODTU-GÜNAM and TENMAK We see that GÜNAM will grow day by day and assume an important function, we support it.”