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ODAK2023 Kick-Off Event

Sunrise for Concentrating Solar Thermal (CST) in Turkey

26 February, METU, Ankara, Turkey

95 People Participated in ODAK2023 Kick-off

Share of Participants of ODAK2023 Kick-off Based on Affiliation

  • University/Research (62; 65%)
  • Funding Agency (5; 5%)
  • Other (6; 7%)
  • Government/Ministry (4; 4%)
  • Industry (18; 19%)
Presenter NameAffiliationTitlePublic
Version of
Session 1: Opening Session
Chair: Serdar Erturan, Energy Institute of Mechanical Engineering, The City University of New York
Derek BakerSolarTwins Project Coordinator, METU-GÜNAMIntroduction to ODAK2023PDF
Marcel BialSecretary General, ESTELA, BelgiumHORIZON-STE: A two-fold approach to the deployment of CST in EuropePDF
Julian BlancoDirector, CIEMAT-PSA, Spain
& Coordinator, EERA-JP-CSP
Reiner BuckHead Solar Tower Sys., DLR, GermanyDLR Activities and CapacitiesPDF
Session 2: Turkish Landscape
Chair: Marcel Bial, Secretary General, ESTELA, Belgium
Ahmet YozgatlıgilMETU Vice PresidentWelcoming remarks from METUNot shared
Oğuz CanHead of Energy Eff. & Environment Department, Ministry of Energy and Natural ResourcesCST and TurkeyNot shared
Görkem GünbaşMETU-GÜNAMGÜNAM Vision & Spin-out, Lessons learned from growing PV industries & markets.Not shared
Yelda Erden-TopalMETU-TEKPOLDevelopment of CSP / STE Sector in Turkey: Local integration to Global Value Chains Through International ChannelsPDF
Ilknur YilmazH2020 Energy National Contact PointCSP ERANET and other funding opportunitiesPDF
Session 3: Strategic Research Partners
Chair: Reiner Buck, Head Solar Tower Sys., DLR, Germany
Eduardo ZarzaR+D Technical Coordinator, CIEMAT-PSA, SpainLessons learned from growing Spain's domestic CST industries and markets, SFERA-III and Open Access, PSA R&D ActivitiesPDF
Florian WiesingerDLR, GermanyCST MaterialsNot shared
Serdar ErturanEnergy Institute of Mechanical Engineering,
Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Tower Systems PDF
Martin RoebDLR, GermanySolar Heat for Industrial Processes & Solar Fuels/ChemistryPDF
Isabel OllerSolar Treat. of Water, CIEMAT-PSA, SpainSolar thermal driven water treatmentPDF
Diego AlarcónSolar Desalination, CIEMAT-PSA, SpainSolar thermal driven desalinationPDF
Session 4: National Activities and Capacities
Chair: Eduardo Zarza, R+D Technical Coordinator, CIEMAT-PSA, Spain
Ilker TariMETU-GÜNAMMETU-GÜNAM's CST Research Activities and CapacitesPDF
Deniz AkçuraTEKFENHi-Flex Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) ProjectPDF
İbrahim Sinan AkmandorPars Makina Ltd.Double Axis μCSP SystemPDF
C. Güvenç
State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR)Current Vision and Collaboration Potentials on CST Research and Applications with SOCAR R&DPDF
Birol KilkisPolar TechnologyA Combination of Fresnel Technology and Next-Generation Solar PVT System with Phase-Change Material and TEG Modules: FLPVTPDF
Üner ÇolakIstanbul Technical U. (ITU) Energy InstituteConcentrated Solar Thermal Energy at ITU: Activities and VisionPDF
Aynur ErayYETAM - Hacettepe UniversityCSP Studies at YETAM-Hacettepe UniversityPDF
Hatice DuranDept of Materials Sci. & Nanotechnology Engr, TOBB U. of Economics and Technology,Melting Temperature Depression of Nitrate-based Molten Salts Confined to Nanoporous Anodic Aluminum Oxide MembranesPDF
Tufan AkbaCenter for Energy, Environment and Economy (CEEE), Özyeğin UniversityImportance of Transient Modeling for The Feasibility of the Concentrating Solar Thermal ApplicationsPDF
Sasan KarimiMETUModeling and Optimization of solar energy and industrial waste heat integration into a heat distribution network for an industrial zone by TRANSYS-MATLAB linked methodPDF
EmersonDue to a last minute conflict Emerson could not
make this presentation but the PDF is included here to more fully
reflect all Turkish Key Stakeholders
The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 856619.

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 856619.

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