Within a research project lead by our department's faculty member Prof. Dr. Isik Cadirci, a photovoltaic solar power station with 50 kW peak power was established and started to meet a considerable part of electrical energy demand of the building. The parking lot was covered by 648 thin-film solar panels to achieve that amount of power.
As of July 22nd
2014, the panels produced approximately 300 kWh energy in the first-day test measurements while shadowing the parking cars thereunder. The energy production data can be monitored in real-time and shared on our department's web site.
Plase click HERE
to see the generated energy figures in real-time.
The solar panels are primarily used by our graduate students for their MS and PhD research activities.