Turkey is expected to produce 14 gigawatts of solar energy by 2023, to enter the country in the world’s largest solar market, according to the road map issued by the Turkish solar energy company GÜNDER.

Germany is the world’s largest solar power producer with a capacity of 38.2 GW, followed by China with 28.2 GW, Japan with 23.3 GW and Italy with 18.5 GW.

According to the road map, Turkey will achieve 38 gigawatts of installed solar power by 2030. If this target is met, the 2030 expected result will exceed the target of 15 gigawatts set by the Turkish government in 2027 by more than 20 gigawatts.

The report of the Assembly cited a recent study by the Shura Interim Energy Center entitled “Increasing the share of renewable energy sources in the Turkish energy system: options for expansion of transmission and flexibility”.

The study predicted that under favorable development conditions, solar and wind power could reach a cumulative capacity of 30 GW by 2030. The authors of this study also found that wind and solar power production could reach 40 GW, Turkish Electricity Distribution Corporation (TEDAŞ).

The GÜNDER report notes that improved funding conditions and bureaucratic procedures for the development of photovoltaic projects of all types are essential to achieving these ambitious goals.

Achieving that achievement depended on the overall economic situation of the country, especially after the significant drop in the Turkish lira in recent months.

According to the report, the domestic photovoltaic market is not expected to experience the same high growth as it did between 2016 and 2017 when it produced 2.5 gigawatts of solar power.

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