Vision & Mission


To be recognized globally as:

  • the main driver for solar energy R&I in Turkey;
  • the leading comprehensive solar energy Centre of Excellence (CoE) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region;
  • contributing to solar energy R&I at EU and global levels through synergistic collaborations with leading CoEs in Europe specifically and throughout the world more generally


To strengthen the society by:

  • creating fundamental knowledge through research that supports innovation in solar energy at national, EU and global levels;
  • facilitating R&I at national, EU and global levels by providing scientific services and access to unique scientific facilities to researchers and industry;
  • developing human capacities through training and education to strengthen R&I capacities and culture in Turkey specifically and at EU and global levels more generally; identifying and exploiting Intellectual Property (IP) created at ODTÜ-GUNAM;
  • supporting the market-uptake of solar energy technologies in Turkey by providing scientific consulting to ministries to craft appropriate regulations and policies