Dr. Abdullah Buğrahan Karaveli graduated from the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Middle East Technical University (METU) and completed his MSc and PhD at the Department of Earth System Sciences at METU. While his MSc thesis (nuclear energy versus solar energy (Nuke vs PV): the comparison of their economic feasibility and environmental aspects for Turkey) received the METU Thesis of the Year Award in 2015, his PhD thesis (Development of the Algorithm of SOlAR TURnKEY: Solar Electricity Software for Turkey) received the ODTÜ Prof. Dr. Mustafa N. Parlar Foundation Thesis of the Year Award in 2018. Dr. Karaveli has been heading the Foreign Investment Coordination Department at the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources since August 2019. Prior to his current post, he was European Union and Foreign Affairs Expert at the Ministry of Industry and Technology between November 2009 – August 2019.
Title and Abstract of the Speech:
Global Trends and Solar Electricity Perspectives of Turkey
A. Buğrahan Karaveli
Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey
World has been proceeding through more digitalised and electrified way of life. The pandemic times we are in has also proven this transition. The energy consumption is targeted to be decarbonised due to the sustainable development goals. Photovoltaics at this point is now accepted as the new king of the electricity sector owing to reasonable cost decline together with positive environmental and social effects. Turkey has also been devoted itself to renewables. Photovoltaics together with hydro and wind has come into prominence for the last 5 years in the country. The trend is revealing that the interest for solar will increasingly be carried out in Turkey in compliance with the global trends.