Review total installed capacity in addition to unlicensed and
hybrid solar capacity. Find out about capacities allocated by YEKA
auctions through maps.
Unlicensed electricity generation: Unlicensed generation refers
to generation aimed at meeting self-consumption needs rather
than selling electricity to the grid. Despite the absence of
licensing requirements, applicants still have to go through a
bureaucratic process involving multiple institutions to get an
unlicensed project approved. A large part of solar energy in
Türkiye originates from unlicensed power plants.
Hybrid power plants: Hybrid plants generate electricity from a
primary and secondary source connected to the grid at the same
location. Solar is the secondary source for all operational and
planned hybrid power plants in Türkiye.
Turkey's policy instrument to incentivize the installation of
utility-scale wind and solar power plants is the Renewable
Energy Resource Areas (YEKA) scheme. The Ministry of Energy
identifies areas where renewable energy plants of certain
capacities can be built. These capacities are then awarded
through tenders with time or production-based electricity
purchase guarantees and domestically manufactured equipment
Track monthly capacity factors for solar, wind, run-of-river and
dammed hydropower. Seasonal trends for hydro also track droughts.
Capacity factors represent the ratio of electricity generation
over a given period of time to the electricity generation that
would have occurred if the full capacity had been utilized.
Since run-of-river hydroelectricity generation is directly
affected by droughts, the capacity factor of this resource shows
when droughts occur.
Share of solar, wind, hydro, gas and coal in monthly electricity
Track how the share of solar, wind, hydro, gas and coal in
generation change throughout the year in Türkiye.
Price and cost comparisons
Compare electricity prices in the EU and Türkiye and follow the
marginal costs of electricity generation from imported sources.
Compare the day-ahead spot electricity prices of EU countries
and Türkiye, and see the monthly generation costs of imported
coal and natural gas. The relationship between the cost of
imported resources and the wholesale electricity price reveals
the role of these resources in determining the price.
Fossil fuel import data, and the share of domestic resources in
Coal and natural gas import data, and the share of domestic
resources in electricity generation are presented as indicators
of energy import dependency. See the change in electricity
generation from domestic and imported sources over the years and
the countries where fuels are imported from.
Wind and solar
The shares of wind and solar in Türkiye's generation mix are shown
in comparison with Europe and the world. Maps are updated
Explore how Türkiye compares to other countries in terms of the
share of wind and solar in the generation mix.
Maps of renewable energy production and solar potential at the
Browse the most up-to-date solar energy potential map of Türkiye
and compare it with the solar electricity generation map. You
can examine the geographical distribution of electricity
generation from hydroelectricity and wind. Maps are updated