Country Study on Renewable Energy Sources in Turkey

KAPLAN O., Yavanoglu U., Issi F.

1st International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA), Nagasaki, Japan, 11 - 14 November 2012 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/icrera.2012.6477369
  • City: Nagasaki
  • Country: Japan
  • Keywords: Renewable energy, survey, country study
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Renewable energy sources have been an attraction for both researchers and scientists recently. In this study, a survey focused on renewable energy sources in Turkey has been presented. The survey has been conducted by researchers working in different scientific disciplines registered to Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. The questionnaires have been prepared in order to explore the opinions of researchers related to renewable energy issues. Turkey has important potential on account of renewable energy sources as well as geographical location has been suitable for the use of those sources simultaneously. However, Turkey has imported more than half part of its energy and depends on foreign energy supplies. This situation demonstrates that there is large difference between estimated renewable energy potential and the amount of renewable energy employed in Turkey. The aim of this article is to reveal the reasons of this gap through the perspective of academics. The results of survey are indicated the attitudes of researchers studying in several fields about the renewable energy issues of Turkey.