The Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, which affected the whole world, also showed its effect on the worldwide electricity demand. While the global electricity demand decreased by 3 percent in the first half of the year with the effect of the fight against the pandemic, the coal consumption decreased by 8.3 percent compared to the first period of the last year due to the increase in the use of solar energy and wind power in energy production.
With the increase in the use of solar energy and wind power in energy production worldwide, the consumption of harmful coal is gradually decreasing. According to the information compiled from the report published by the London-based independent think tank Ember, which includes the first six months of electricity production data, the decline in coal consumption this year was recorded as the largest decline seen since 1990.
With the effect of the epidemic threat, which the whole world is struggling with, the record decrease in global electricity demand, which fell by 3 percent on average, was due to the greater inclusion of clean energy sources such as solar and wind in global electricity production. Coal consumption decreased by 31 percent in the USA and 32 percent in the European Union countries and decreased by 2 percent in China, the world's largest coal producer, and consumer.
İbrahim Şahintaş, Chairman of the Board of Bursa TEK Energy, the only company with a TSE certificate in Turkey in the manufacturing and installation of solar power plants systems, said: the interest shown is increasing day by day. Having become an important investment tool for users with the promise of getting back the excess energy given by the government over the distribution price, Şahintaş stated that they started to pay for themselves in five years and started to earn them for their users. Thanks to the system, which also reduces the use of resources such as coal, which is harmful to nature, it also contributes to reducing Turkey's dependence on foreign energy.”
İbrahim Şahintaş, who underlined that there is great interest in solar power plant systems on the basis of institutions and individuals, said that solar power plants will soon become one of Turkey's most important and beneficial energy resource investments.İletişim