Rural energy resources: Applications and consumption in Turkey

Kaygusuz K.

ENERGY SOURCES, vol.19, no.6, pp.549-557, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00908319708908871
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY SOURCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.549-557


This article presents rural energy resources (including firewood, energy forestry and forest energy, crop straw and manure, small hydropower, solar and wind energy, geothermal, human and animal power) and their present applications and consumption in Turkey. Rural energy resource applications and development and consumption situations as well as potential energy savings are analyzed. Finally, government policies and suggestions for rural energy development are discussed.