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Analysis of Low Solar Energy Share Reasons and Role of EMRA in Turkey

Gürsoy, İrem (2016) Analysis of Low Solar Energy Share Reasons and Role of EMRA in Turkey.

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Abstract:Turkey is one of the countries with the highest sunlight radiation levels in Europe. At the same time, Turkey has been struggling with the high demand of energy and high dependence on external sources. Therefore, the promotion of renewable energy issue is crucial for Turkey. Considering its high potential, solar energy is one of the best options to contribute to the energy sources of the country. However, the generation of the electricity out of solar energy is not yet at the desired level. The study addresses the main research question: To what extend do licensing regulations put into the force by EMRA restrict the competition on the solar energy generation market and cause the low share of solar energy in Turkey? So, the assessment to answer this question was conducted by using Competition Assessment Tool developed by OECD. Three main sections of the assessment tool were operationalized into measurable variables. By researching each variable, the state of the competition in the solar energy market was analyzed and the reasons of low share of solar energy were looked into. Interviews and literature formed the data sources of the analysis. As a results the variables were identified, together with their relations to the competition between generators in the solar energy market and low share of solar energy in Turkey. Besides, the study includes the EU angle of the topic since Turkey is a candidate country for the full membership to the EU. To show the basic differences between Turkey and the EU may also contribute to Turkey's future solar plans. The study is important to analyze the policy successes and failures to date and to make recommendations towards a more developed solar energy future for Turkey to get the most efficient result out of its potential.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:43 environmental science
Programme:Environmental and Energy Management MSc (69319)
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