EGE UNIVERSITY

Güneş Enerjisi Enstitüsü

 
Establishment
The Ege University Solar Energy Institute (EÜ-GEE) was founded in 1978, working in research and research on new and renewable energy sources, as well as on the application of energy resources such as solar, biomass, wind and geothermal. This is the first and only institute in our country which is established in the field.
 
My Branches
Two main science divisions were opened under the name of Department of Energy and Energy Technology and Department of Energy with the decision of Higher Education Council on December 23, 1982 and number 82/655. Researches and graduate theses on solar thermal systems, photovoltaic, new generation photovoltaic, solar architecture, biomass energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, energy efficiency and management, solar photochemistry and optoelectronics are carried out.
 
Staff Structure and Education
As of 2013, the Solar Energy Institute has 26 academic, 7 administrative, 4 technical and 4 support staff. Graduated from the Graduate School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (İSTANBUL) for 145 years, 145 graduate students and 86 doctoral students graduated from the Institute for renewable energy resources. Currently, 55 graduate students and 62 doctoral students are continuing their education at the graduate level.
 
Collaborations and Projects
Since its establishment, a protocol has been signed with 90 different institutions and organizations within the institute and a total of 190 projects have been completed. In addition, 15 books and 169 national and 185 international papers were published. The articles have been cited 2249 times in the international arena. 469 national and 189 international papers were presented at symposiums and congresses.
 
Ege University Solar Energy Institute 's multidisciplinary structure is able to support R & D activities in many areas such as infrastructure facilities, basic sciences, engineering sciences. The institute offers system design, consultancy, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, performance analyzes of installed systems, system optimization, energy consultancy services on renewable energy technologies and existing infrastructural facilities in the framework of university-university, university-industry cooperation. In addition to these, various analysis services are provided with the advanced instruments in the laboratories of the institute.
 
Ege University Solar Energy Institute; fulfills an important task with both new and renewable energy sources in the national and international arenas and their work on their use. The various SPO, TUBITAK and EU projects, which have been completed and executed, are in a pioneering position throughout our country. 11 pilot plants have been established in İzmir and its districts within the scope of the State Planning Organization (DPT) project named "Development and Dissemination of Rural Biogas Technologies" conducted by the Institute. The additional budget required for the completion of the project was covered by the İzmir Special Provincial Administration, our project stakeholder, and the commissioning of the installed systems started. Again within the scope of these works, the first medium-sized modern biogas plant of our country was established in Ülkü farm located in Aydin / Pamukören. In addition, TÜBİTAK-MAM and four universities in the scope of the TÜBİTAK 1007 project, a large-scale fully automated biogas facility was projected for Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality and the installation was completed and operated. As of November 2012, the Ministry of Energy has made provisional acceptance of the Biogas Plant and started selling biogas-generated electricity to the grid.
 
The Institute is also in a pioneering position with its work on Organic Luminescent Substance Solar Cells. Transparent Organic Dye Solar Cells Based on the laboratory scale production Turkey Glass Bottle Factory Inc. and in the same vein, the European Community VI. In the Framework Program MOLYCELL FP6 project was jointly attended by the top European research institutions and companies.
 
The institute has supported the production of wind turbines with 20kW power by using domestic materials and support works for producing 100kW of domestic wind turbines. However, in the framework of TÜBİTAK project number 110E157 completed in 2011, the preparation of patent applications for the small test wind turbine type test system established in the Institute has been completed. In addition, the project aiming to meet the electricity of electricity which is used by İzmir Special Provincial Administration from the wind is being carried out by the Institute consultancy and the application was accepted by the regional electricity distribution company on 10.05.2012. targeted for completion by the end of 2012. This project, in terms of grid-connected systems, it will be the first among public institutions in Turkey.
 
The institute specialists are engaged in training activities in the energy efficiency sector at the university's internal and external institutions (T.C. Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, General Directorate of Renewable Energies etc.). "National Photovoltaic Technology Platform" has been established within the framework of the support of TÜBİTAK-Scientific and Technological Cooperation Networks and Platforms (ISBAP) with the participation of various public institutions, universities and industrial organizations under the project management of Ege University Solar Energy Institute. The main objective of this project is; Development of a national photovoltaic technology platforms in Turkey and our country for the development of photovoltaic technologies in the area of ​​this platform is to determine effective plans and programs. In order to ensure that the platform is also active on the international scene, close collaboration has been made with the relevant organizations, especially the International Energy Agency - Photovoltaic Power Systems (IEA-PVPS). Platform, Turkey is also conducting the IEA-PVPS representative on behalf of the government. This authority by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was given to the Solar Energy Institute of Ege University.
In order to present the current status of the renewable energy sector in İzmir with analytical evaluations in light of the current issues and potentials of development, the "İzmir Provincial Renewable Energy Sector Analysis" report has been prepared as a result of the collaboration of the Institute and Izmir Special Provincial Administration within the scope of İzmir Development Agency Direct Activity Support. The companies that are active and can show in this sector have been determined, the development potential of the sector and potential of the sector have been taken into consideration and analyzed together with the sectoral problems.
 
Professional Standards
A cooperation protocol was signed between the Vocational Qualifications Authority (FMC) and the Ege University Solar Energy Institute on 8 June 2010 in order to determine occupational standards related to the field of "Renewable Energy Resources". With the protocol signed at a university for the first time in Turkey was commissioned for determination of the professional qualification standards. In this context, 12 standards were established in 3 different levels (3rd, 4th and 5th level) of 4 professors related to the field of "Renewable Energy Sources" and "National Qualification" document preparation studies in the vocational training studies procedures were started.
 
  • Biogas systems are staffed
  • Photovoltaic power systems personnel
  • Solar thermal systems are staffed
  • Wind power systems are staffed

 

International Connections and Cooperations Ege University Solar Energy Institute continues its international relations through international projects carried out today. Alexander von Humboldt in Germany, UCLA in Los Angeles, and Royal Society in England. Especially in the context of the 6th Framework Program and other projects, the project partnerships have been implemented in many European countries (France-CEA, UK-Imperial Coll. Of London, UK-Newcastle University, Germany-Siemens / Frauhofer Inst. IMEC, Austria-LIOS / Linz Univ., Switzerland-EPFL). Leonardo Project, entitled "Benchmark of National Knowledge and Experiences to Improve Quality of Vocational Education in Renewable Energy Sector" England, Spain, Portugal, Slovakia and including mutual information sharing between Turkey and aims to establish more effective cooperation is carried out by the institute as a project to establish an EU-funded collaboration. In addition, student exchange programs are continuing under the Erasmus program with Extremadura University (Spain) and Johannes Kepler University (Linz / Austria).

International Connections and Cooperations Ege University Solar Energy Institute continues its international relations through international projects carried out today. Alexander von Humboldt in Germany, UCLA in Los Angeles, and Royal Society in England. Especially in the context of the 6th Framework Program and other projects, the project partnerships have been implemented in many European countries (France-CEA, UK-Imperial Coll. Of London, UK-Newcastle University, Germany-Siemens / Frauhofer Inst. IMEC, Austria-LIOS / Linz Univ., Switzerland-EPFL). Leonardo Project, entitled "Benchmark of National Knowledge and Experiences to Improve Quality of Vocational Education in Renewable Energy Sector" England, Spain, Portugal, Slovakia and including mutual information sharing between Turkey and aims to establish more effective cooperation is carried out by the institute as a project to establish an EU-funded collaboration. In addition, student exchange programs are continuing under the Erasmus program with Extremadura University (Spain) and Johannes Kepler University (Linz / Austria).