Güneş Enerjisi Enstitüsü

About Institute


Ege University Solar Energy Institute (EÜ ok GEE) was established in 1978 to provide graduate and post-graduate studies and research on energy sources such as solar, biomass, wind and geothermal. It is the first and only institute in Turkey.


Two main disciplines have been opened under the name of Department of Energy and Department of Energy Technology with the decision of the Council of Higher Education on December 23, 1982 and no. 82/655. Solar thermal systems, photovoltaic, new generation photovoltaic, solar architecture, biomass energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, energy efficiency and management, solar radiation photochemistry and optoelectronics researches and graduate theses are carried out.

Staff Structure and Education

As of 2013, there are 26 academic, 7 administrative, 4 technical personnel and 4 support staff at the Solar Energy Institute. The institute, which has been conducting graduate education activities in the field of renewable energy resources for 35 years, has 145 graduate and 86 doctoral students. Currently, 55 graduate and 62 PhD students continue their graduate studies.

Collaborations and Projects

Since its establishment, a protocol has been signed with 90 different institutions and institutions within the institute and a total of 190 projects have been completed. In addition, 169 books and 185 articles were published in 15 books. The articles have been cited 2249 times in the international field. 469 national and 189 international papers are presented in symposiums and congresses.

The infrastructure facilities created by the Ege University Solar Energy Institute's multidisciplinary structure are capable of supporting the R & D activities in many fields such as Basic Sciences and Engineering Sciences. In the Institute, the university offers leri university, university, industry cooperation, and the existing infrastructure opportunities, system design, consultancy, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, performance analysis of installed systems, system optimization and energy consultancy services in renewable energy technologies. In addition, various analysis services are provided with advanced devices in the laboratories of the institute.