Wind energy potential of Turkey

A recent article in press appeared in the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews discusses the wind energy potential of Turkey.  Although, most of the electric energy sources of Turkey obtained from thermal (mainly natural gas) and hydraulic, there is a great potential for renewable energies such as wind energy. The author, Kamil Kaygusuz from Karadeniz Technical University, reported that the estimated wind power capacity of Turkey is about 83,000 MW while only 10,000 MW of it seems to be economically feasible to use. However, as in 2009, the total installed wind power capacity of Turkey was only 4.3% of its total economical wind power potential (433 MW). If you want learn more about Turkey’s installed electric power capacity, electric energy production, and also Turkey’s current wind energy status, please refer to doi:10.1016/j.rser.2010.03.022

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