Author(s): Ferhat ARSLAN

Turkey has entered a rapid process of industrialization after the proclamation of the republic in order to enter the category of developed countries. However, the continuous increase in population with industrialization has also caused an increase in the demand for energy. Trying to meet the increasing energy demand for imported fossil fuels for many years brought with it some problems. At the forefront of these problems are energy supply security and external dependence on energy. Unlike fossil fuels, renewable energy sources with a rich potential in Turkey and a policy have begun to be implemented for the use of renewable energy resources in recent years. The energy atlases that show the solar, wind and biomass energy potentials prepared in this direction are a result of this policy. But there is a need to determine renewable energy potentials at the local level as well as country-wide energy atlases in order to make the most of the current potential. This study aimed to reveal the renewable energy potential and current use of Alia?a that an industry and port city. It’s found out that Aliaga has a high potential in wind and geothermal but it has low energy potential in terms of the solar, water and biomass in the results of this study.


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