Turkey

  • An Overview of CSP in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East (2008)

    This document from 2008 gives a comprehensive overview of CSP development in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The paper first looks into the key drivers and key inhibitors that impact the growth of CSP. Particular attention is given to the cost factor of CSP such as initial investment...

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  • R-energy, Istanbul

    R-energy is a global initiative to create a comprehensive expo and congress network for the renewable energy industry. During the events visitors will find exhibition areas dedicated to wind energy, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, hydrogen, biofuels, biogas, etc. R-energy will offer a conference...
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  • Renex, Istanbul

    The opportunities for investment and new business provided by Turkey in the fields of environmental technology, power and energy efficiency will be highlighted at RENEX 2009 from 5 to 8 November 2009 at the Expo Center Istanbul. The keynote themes are as follows: solar systems, wind power systems,...
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  • SODEX Trabzon 2009, Istanbul

    SODEX Trabzon 2009 will be an international trade fair for Sanitary and Heating, Ventilating and Air-Condition (HVAC)
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  • Lack of Support: Turkish Market Decreasing

    Lack of Support: Turkish Market Decreasing

    The solar thermal market in Turkey is shrinking. The produced collector area has decreased by an average of 9 % each year since reaching its peak in 2004 with almost 1.5 million m2. Local manufacturers only produced 1 million m2 last year, according to the statistics of Gunder...
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  • ISK-Sodex 2010, Istanbul

    ISK-Sodex takes place every two years and is the platform for the HVAC industry in the Eurasian region. The organiser is the Hannover-Messe Sodeks Fuarcilik, a joint venture of Dunya Fuar Yapim, one of the leading exhibition organizers of Turkey, and the Hannover Messe International Istanbul, a...
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  • Solar & Photovoltaic Technologies, Istanbul

    The event will be a meeting place of the western and eastern cultures for their mutual benefits with the chance to exchange information, make contacts and catch the opportunities of Turkey. The Turkish market is booming with new policies of the government which is supporting the show. The...
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  • IEA Study "Solar Heat Worldwide": Global Market Growth of 22 % in 2006

    2006 was an extremely satisfying year for the global solar thermal industry. According to the new study “Solar Heat Worldwide. Markets and contribution to the Energy Supply 2006” on behalf of IEA Solar Heating & Cooling Programme the new installations grew 22 % in 2006. The authors from...

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  • Which are the main market drivers?

    Generally speaking, you can differentiate between naturally growing markets and incentive driven markets. In the former, low-cost solar water heaters are already an economic alternative for households to produce hot water instead of using fossil fuels or electricity. Some examples are: China, which is the biggest solar thermal market in the world, Cyprus which has one of the highest solar thermal capacities in operation per capita in the world, and Turkey, which is the third biggest market in the world.

    In incentive driven markets like Germany, there are grants for households and companies. In Austria there is a nationwide subsidy scheme for hotels and guesthouses and there are grants at a provincial level for household customers.

    A third category is markets driven by legal frameworks such as solar obligations. The most famous example is Israel, where the government – because of the oil crisis – passed an obligation applying to all new residential buildings as well as hotels, old people’s homes and boarding schools 29 years ago. Spain followed two years ago with a national solar obligation. In the meantime 15 countries more adapted renewable building laws or solar obligations. You find further news on this issues in the filter section "key pillars", then "policy" and "obligation". 

    Further information: “Best practise regulations for solar thermal”, Study by the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF), August 2007 http://www.estif.org/fileadmin/estif/content/policies
    /STAP/Best_practice_solar_regulations.pdf

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