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Current Issues in Turkish Economics

Problems and Policy Suggestions

Edited By Çağlar Yurtseven and Mahmut Tekce

The book covers a wide range of issues in Turkish economy and aims to discuss the problems, challenges and potential of Turkey in various sectors. The topics covered in the book include areas related to macroeconomics and monetary economics (inflation expectations, determinants and conduct of monetary policy), labor economics (earning differences, overeducation in labor markets), health economics (adult obesity), tourism economics (tourism response to disruptive events) and energy economics (solar energy systems). The book is written in a format so that general readers who are interested in the Turkish economy can easily read and have a deep understanding of the current economic issues in Turkey. In addition, the book is suitable for usage in the related courses as a textbook at the undergrauate and masters level in the fields of economics and business.

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Flat-Plate Solar Collectors

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An Economic Inquiry about Flat-Plate Solar Collectors (FPSCs) for Turkey: A Case Study for a Mid-Size Anatolian City, Eskisehir

Abstract: Solar energy systems supply energy saving according to conventional systems by considering ecological balance. In this chapter, we focus on one of the most frequently used solar energy systems: Flat-Plate Solar Collectors (FPSCs). The main function of FPSCs is to convert solar energy into heat energy. Hot water is supplied by absorbing solar energy on collectors in FPSCs. We propose manufacturing this device with domestic possibilities and consuming energy with national and natural resources. In line with this proposal, Eskisehir and Turkey have convenient potential for utilizing solar energy. It is known that the most accepted expenditure in a Turkish household’s energy consumption was found to be heating and Turkish households preferred natural gas with higher ratios against solar energy. This ratio can be gradually changed in favor of solar energy usage by preferring solar energy utilization in Turkey in the near future. In this chapter, the regional economical analysis of solar systems is made considering Eskisehir. After introducing the device technically, the need for the device will be discussed and the barriers will be explained for the region. At the end, not only the consumers and the producers will have an investment decision idea, but also the government will have an encouragement policy for the society about these devices.

Keywords: solar energy, FPSCs, economic policy, Eskisehir, Turkey

Jell classification: D240, J380,...

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