Ilisu dam

The plan is to produce 3833 GWh electric power per year by a 313 km² large artificial lake. 78,000 humans have to be resettled.



  2,55 GW photovoltaik instead of artificial lake


The same yearly electric power yield would 2.55 GW photovoltaic deliver, because in the Turkey can be 1 kW installed peak calculated with 1500 kWh yearly yield

For the installation of the photovoltaic is not a 313 km² large artificial lake necessary, 25 km² are enough.

  1 GW photovoltaic factory in Japan


Sharp builds just right now the most modern photovoltaic factory in the world. Able to produce 1 GW modern thin film photovoltaic modules per year. Instead of the much criticiseed dam project, the Turkey government should try to built such a factory in license. With worldwide 1000 such factoriey would be the energy problems of mankind solved.

Such a photovoltaic factory could make in 30 years 12 Ilisu dams. The covered surface would be only as large as the planed Ilisu artificial lake, but would produce 12 times more electricity.

But instead of 313 km² flooded land only 313 km² with photovoltaic covered roofs.

  Uneconomic at a reasonable compensation


Would the 78000 Würde man die 78000 resettlement victims fairly compensated, the dam would be uneconomic compared to photovoltaic alone by the compensation costs.

It would be only 33 kW photovoltaic per dam victim necessary. With a modern thin film production, this would be cheaper than a fair compensation for the forced resettlement.



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