The main objective of the present study was to evaluate the current status and future perspectives of electricity generation by renewable energy sources in Turkey. Private sector investments in the Turkish energy market are increasing in the areas of unlicensed electricity generation from wind energy and solar energy. In Turkey, by the end 2018, the unlicensed electricity installed power reached 1 547.38 MWe. The biggest share among the unlicensed installed power (91.68%) and the solar power PV installed power (1 418.58 MWe). The installed capacity of the biomass increased to 52.46 MWe and the wind capacity increased to 20.15 MWe.