23 March 2022
Turkey’s open-cast coal mines can host enough solar to power almost seven million homesExecutive summary (EN) Full report (TR)
The Solar Potential of Coal Sites in Turkey report shows that approximately half of Turkey’s open-cast coal mines are suitable for conversion to solar farms. Taken together, they would boost the country’s solar capacity by 170 percent, and produce enough electricity to power 6.9 million homes.
The report confirms that the mines that have been so complicit in damaging our climate and communities can play a vital role in decarbonising our energy systems, and tackling the climate crisis. The Solar Potential of Coal Sites in Turkey report has been prepared by Solar3GW on behalf of Europe Beyond Coal, CAN Europe, Ekosfer, WWF-Turkey, Greenpeace Mediterranean Foundation, 350.org, Climate Change Policy and Research Association and the Yuva Association.
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