Turkey Renewable Energy Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Type (Hydro, Wind, Solar, Geothermal, and Others)

Turkey Renewable Energy Market Snapshot

Turkey Renewable Energy Market Overview
Study Period:

2018- 2026

Base Year:



>4.5 %

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Market Overview

The Turkey renewable energy market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 4.5% during the forecast period. The COVID-19 affected the renewable energy market of the country negatively by delaying several projects and auctions including mini renewable energy resource zone (YEKA) auctions for solar photovoltaic systems. The pandemic resulted in the reduced annual additions of solar energy in 2020. Due to this, the country is aiming to increase solar PV installation in 2021. The primary driver for the market includes the government initiatives to limit its dependence on fossil fuels and to have low-cost and sustainable energy sources. However, the lack of proper grid infrastructure to integrate renewable energy sources is expected to hinder the market growth during the forecast period.

  • The hydropower segment accounted for a significant market share in 2020, and it is likely to dominate the market during the forecast period.
  • In April 2021, the officials of the Offshore Wind Energy Association (DÜRED) stated that the total offshore wind power potential stands at 75 gigawatts (GW) in Turkey. Such a huge potential of offshore wind energy is expected to create significant opportunities for the wind farm operators and developers in the near future.
  • The increasing demand for energy coupled with supportive government policies is likely to drive the renewable energy market during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

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Key Market Trends

Hydropower to Dominate the Market

  • Turkey is a rich country in terms of hydroelectric resources. Although the current level of installed hydropower capacity is positive, with over 28.5 GW overall – 8 GW from river plants, and 20.5 reservoir dams – there is still an additional economical potential of up to 50 GW.
  • Hydropower has accounted for more than 50% of the total renewable energy installed capacity in Turkey as of 2020.
  • In February 2021, GE Renewable Energy has successfully completed the 500 MW Lower Kaleköy Hydropower at the Lower Kaleköy Dam in Turkey. 
  • The country is developing renewable energy particularly hydropower at a considerable pace due to large-scale investments. Owing to this, the total renewable capacity in Turkey increased 44.5 GW in 2019 from 31.5 in 2015.
  • Therefore, factors such as efforts to reduce electricity imports and dependence on fossil fuels, the hydropower segment is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period.
Turkey Renewable Energy MarketShare

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Increasing Energy Demand and Supportive Government Policies to Drive the Market

  • Energy demand in Turkey is increasing rapidly for the past few years, which has led the government to focus on both conventional and renewable energy resources. It is estimated that energy consumption has increased at an average rate of around 7.5% every year.
  • As of 2019, Turkey is dependent on fossil fuels for electricity generation. However, the country increased its renewable energy share to nearly 43% in the country’s energy mix in 2019 in comparison to 32% in 2018.
  • One of the most important causes of the upward change in the renewable energy market in Turkey is reducing the country’s dependence on foreign resources for energy by decreasing energy imports.
  • With an increase in energy demand, the government is planning to increase its investment in renewable resources. It is estimated that the country is going to make an investment of around USD 61 billion by 2023 to mitigate the rising energy demand and to expand its existing renewable energy market.
Turkey Renewable Energy Market Growth Rate By Region

Competitive Landscape

Turkey's renewable energy market is moderately fragmented. Some of the major players operating in the market include IC Ictas Energy Investment Holding, Statkraft AS, Poyry Plc., Sanko Enerji, JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd., and others.

Recent Developments

  • In October 2020, Nordex SE received an order to supply wind turbines for a 24-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Turkey developed by local company Sancak Enerji Hizmetleri. The contract includes the supply of five turbines to the Baglar-3 wind farm located in the province of Konya, in south-central Turkey, as well as a ten-year premium service agreement.
  • In September 2020, GE Renewable Energy completed the installation and commissioning of the 53 MW Kirazli and 32 MW Meryem wind farms in Turkey for local energy companies Turkerler and RT Enerji. The two wind farms are part of a larger contract to supply equipment for five onshore wind projects in Turkey with a combined capacity of 158 MW.
  • In January 2021, France-based Albioma completed the acquisition of a 75% stake in the Turkish geothermal power plant Gumuskoy. The remaining 25% shareholding interest in the power plant located in the Izmir region was acquired by Turkish industrial services provider Egesim.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions




    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Turkey Renewable Energy Mix, 2020

    3. 4.3 Renewable Energy Installed Capacity and Forecast in GW, till 2026

    4. 4.4 Recent Trends and Developments

    5. 4.5 Government Policies and Regulations

    6. 4.6 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.6.1 Drivers

      2. 4.6.2 Restraints

    7. 4.7 Supply Chain Analysis

    8. 4.8 PESTLE Analysis


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Hydro

      2. 5.1.2 Wind

      3. 5.1.3 Solar

      4. 5.1.4 Geothermal

      5. 5.1.5 Others


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 IC Ictas Energy Investment Holding

      2. 6.3.2 Statkraft AS

      3. 6.3.3 Poyry Plc.

      4. 6.3.4 Sanko Enerji

      5. 6.3.5 Axpo Holding AG

      6. 6.3.6 JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd.

      7. 6.3.7 STEAG Solar Energy Solutions

      8. 6.3.8 Afyon Geothermal Investments A.S

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Turkey Renewable Energy Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Turkey Renewable Energy Market is growing at a CAGR of >4.5% over the next 5 years.

  • IC Ictas Energy Investment Holding
  • JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd.
  • Poyry Plc
  • Statkraft AS
  • Sanko Enerji

Are the major companies operating in Turkey Renewable Energy Market.

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