Continuing economic growth, an increase in energy consumption accompanied by a stagnating energy generation based on fossil fuels and visionary energy policy goals, related to the 100 year state anniversary in 2023 are good signs for a strong development of forward-looking energy technologies such as photovoltaics (PV).
With an average annual solar radiation of 1,527 kWh/ m² natural conditions are ideal for solar energy production. So far, the primary energy supply in Turkey is largely based on fossil fuels (mainly coal, gas and oil), whereof 73 percent is imported. In order to diversify its energy mix, the Turkish government has set a renewable energy target of 30 percent by the year 2023. Heretofore PV, with a capacity of approximately 38 MW (as of October 2014) plays a minor role in the Turkish electricity market. To promote PV-development, in 2011 the Turkish government amended the renewable energy policy. Beside the increase of the feed-in-tariff for electricity from photovoltaics, the simplified approval procedures for PV-installations of up to one MWp since April 2013 currently cause an increased PV growth. Especially the growing demand in the commercial sector is a driving force and most installed systems are located in commercial agglomerations around Istanbul, Ankara and Kayseri.
Against this background, within the scope of the "renewables – made in Germany initiative" the German energy agency (dena) has comprehensively updated and republished the "Market Report Turkey – Photovoltaics".
In a chart format the latest information on opportunities in Turkey for German companies in the field of photovoltaics are presented. The report provides a comprehensive environment analysis and allows the reader to get an in-depth knowledge of both supply and demand in the Turkish PV market. All relevant segments and their specific market drivers, entry opportunities and forecasts are shown. dena regional- and technical experts have analysed current and future market potentials and verified outcomes by means of interviews with local market experts. All information regarding legal frameworks for market entry has been compiled by legal experts with local expertise in order to be able to provide practical advice and warn against obstacles. The support and finance mechanisms from supranational to national providers and offers also include extra tips from experts, including a risk analysis.
The hands-on design of the market report makes it easy to use in practice. An interactive navigation menu, interactive cross-references and hyperlinked content allow important external documents to be quickly and easily retrieved.