Prospects for solar water heating within Turkish textile industry

T. Muneer, Muhammad Asif, Z. Cizmecioglu, H. K. Ozturk

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    Turkey is a free market economy that is oriented towards Western markets. It also has strong ambitions to join the European Union and this factor has been beneficial as well taxing with respect to its changing economic situation. In terms of world textile strand production, on a production per capita basis, Turkey occupies the third place in the world. Thus, the economic importance of textile industry for Turkey and its need for consolidation within the world markets is essential. Turkey imports nearly 50% of its energy requirements. The country spends 40–50% of its total export income to import fuel, mainly crude oil and natural gas. The aim of this study is to investigate the possibility of exploitation of solar energy within the Turkish textile industry with particular reference to thermal application and critically examine the present opportunities and barriers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)807-823
    Number of pages17
    JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2008


    • Turkey
    • textile industry
    • renewable energy
    • solar energy


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