As of May 16, Turkey’s solar energy consists of power plants with a capacity exceeding 10 thousand megawatts spread to 78 cities, while there are solar power plants with a capacity of more than 100 megawatts in 35 provinces.

The installed power in solar energy, which was 40 megawatts in 2014, continued to grow by exceeding 10 thousand megawatts in about 10 years.

While the installed power of solar energy, mainly composed of unlicensed power plants, stands out with its “distributed” structure, there are solar power plants of different scales in 78 provinces of Turkey.

1/5 of the target reached in the sun

Energy Investors Association (GUYAD) President Cem Özkök stated that exceeding 10 thousand megawatts of solar installed capacity is an extremely important milestone for the sector, adding: It’s on its way out, but it’s going very fast right now.” used the phrases.

Özkök reminded that the solar installed power target was announced as 52,900 megawatts by 2035 in the National Energy Plan, which was shared with the public on January 19 by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, and stated that approximately one-fifth of this target has been achieved.

Underlining that the solar energy sector in Turkey is progressing rapidly in the field of both licensed and unlicensed power plants, Özkök said:

“We foresee that the next installed power increase will be faster thanks to factors such as Solar Renewable Energy Resource Areas (YEKA), revisions based on foreign exchange-based escalation in the latest Renewable Energy Resources Support Mechanism (YEKDEM), and capacities opened in the field of storage solar power plants. National Energy Plan’ It is foreseen to realize 3 thousand megawatts of installed power every year in order to reach the targets in the project. The sector also has the capacity, knowledge and determination to do this. The prominent problem here can be described as financing. On the other hand, the high distribution of unlicensed people has made the sun widespread all over our country. Of course, Konya in this area However, we can predict that solar investments in our southern provinces with high radiation rates and also the installations in these regions will increase thanks to the capacities announced specifically for the provinces in the earthquake zone.

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