Turkey ranks 8th in Europe and 16th in the world in solar energy installed capacity with the new investments.
At the Solar Istanbul Solar Energy, Energy Storage, Electric Transportation and Digitalization Fair and Conference held in Tuzla Viaport Marina, Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Abdullah Tancan stated that Turkey’s installed power in solar energy has reached approximately 8 thousand megawatts.
RENEWABLE SOURCE ELECTRICITY GENERATION REACHED 118.514 GW
Noting that last year, renewable electricity generation reached 118 thousand 514 gigawatt hours, Tancan said:
“With the understanding of sustainable and clean energy, our installed power in renewable energy has reached 53,894 megawatts today and its share in the total installed power has reached 54 percent. One of the most important of our clean and inexhaustible energy resources is solar energy.
THERE WAS NO SOLAR POWER PLANT 8 YEARS AGO
Until 8 years ago, we did not have any solar power plants connected to the grid. Solar installations started in 2014 with 40.2 megawatts. With the recent increases, our solar power installed capacity reached 7 thousand 953 megawatts at the end of February 2022.
Tancan said that the share of solar energy installed power in Turkey’s total electricity power has increased to 8 percent.
SHARE OF SOLAR ENERGY IN RENEWABLE ENERGY 14.8 PERCENT
Stating that the share of solar energy in renewable energy installed power is 14.8%, Tancan said, “We are 8th in Europe and 16th in the world in solar energy installed power.” said.
Recalling the competitions to be held to increase solar energy capacity, Tancan said, “Renewable Energy Resource Areas (YEKA) GES-4 competitions will be allocated to a total connection capacity of 1,000 megawatts, and 50 in Niğde-Bor, Hatay Erzin and Şanlıurfa-Viranşehir YEKA, which have already been announced as YEKA. “Applications for the Bor-1, Bor-2 and Bor-3 competitions to be held for Niğde-Bor YEKA will be received on 30 March.” shared his knowledge.