Turkey’s solar power production increased 175 percent year-on-year to 2.8 million megawatts per hour in 2017. Solar installed power increased from 939 megawatts to 2.978 megawatts on an annual basis, an increase of 217 percent in general Issued by the Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority on Monday.

Solar energy production in total electricity production rose to 0.97 percent in 2017, up from 0.38 percent in 2016. Electricity generated by solar energy now ranked sixth in power supply after natural gas, coal and energy. Hydropower, wind and geothermal energy.

Wind power production rose 15.2 percent to 17.9 million megawatts in 2017, according to data from the Turkish Energy Regulatory Authority.

Turkey, in a bid to encourage the deployment of solar energy to other renewable energy sources such as wind in recent years, has launched a renewable energy area tender for 1,000 megawatts of solar power in 2017, but in January 2018, the country Of those tenders to promote the development of photovoltaic solar cells on the roofs of buildings.

According to legislation amended by the Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority in January 2018, Turkish citizens are allowed to install solar panels with a maximum capacity of 10 kW, while reducing the red line slightly from the previous.

In addition, as part of Turkey’s policy to diversify renewable energy sources, the Renewable Energy Sources project launched the first unit of solar cell and panels manufactured locally in the country to produce solar energy at a ceremony in Ankara in December.

On the other hand, the Turkish branch of the Solar Society “GÜNDER” that Turkey has the capacity to increase the capacity of solar power currently installed by 46 thousand MW on an area covering 1.1 billion square meters.

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