Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, vol.29, no.7, pp.5696-5703, 2020 (SCI-Expanded)
In this study, solar radiation data and current energy potential analysis were made in 12 locations selected in the north-west of Turkey and solar energy characteristics of the region were revealed. In the research, especially the technologies used in the production of electricity from solar radiation were discussed. On the basis of regional characteristics of solar energy, the solar panels can produce different amounts of energy were determined. In this context, while the regional average of 166.3 to 223.3 kWh/m2 of energy can be produced from monocrystalline panels (PV) and the regional average of 155.2 to 208.4 kWh/m2 of energy can be produced from polycrystalline panels (PV) were determined. Additionally, the regional average of 310.4 to 416.9 kWh/m2 of energy can be produced from concentrator solar panels (CPV) was established.