THE PLACE OF PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SYSTEMS IN ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION IN TURKEY

That photovoltaic power takes part in energy mixture is an inevitable fact when taking into consideration the surge in the Turkey’s energy demand and the works carried out in this direction. In the photovoltaic power sector, which is ahead of all the sectors in terms of growth rate worldwide, our country’s industry has the potential of partaking in both foreign and domestic market, and being a great actor. Initially, there is a need for substantial government assistance,  facilitating the relevant procedures and a sound road map for going through the proper channels with an intent to transfer industry stock to this field. The sharp decrease in the expenditures of photovoltaic power systems is still ongoing. Electric power produced by photovoltaic method in Turkey is close to a level which competes with “free market”  electricity fees. Founding large scale “photovoltaic power plant” has become attractive in commercial meaning in the near future. Installation of Photovoltaic Power Systems below 1000 Kwp will become a common practise.

Note: Information was taken from Head of GENSED Şişecam Research and Technical Development Chairperson  Prof. Dr. Şener Oktik’s presentation at Ayazağa Campus, which dates 25.09.2013.