Turkey’s wind energy potential estimated to exceed 83,000 MW

Turkey’s wind energy potential is around 83,000 MW – the largest in European OECD countries. According to industry sources, the wind power sector in Turkey is developing fast and licenses to numerous wind farm projects have already been issued.

Going by market research company RNCOS’ latest research offering “Turkey Wind Sector Analysis”, wind power sector in the country has received tremendous response from the government initiatives and private sector entities. The government’s strong desire to lessen the energy import dependency along with abundant wind power potentials has intensified the development in the sector during the last few years. The research further revealed that, wind power will continue to be the most preferred investment destination among the renewable energy sources inTurkeyand with new incentives and tariffs coming into effect, the installations will grow above 30 per cent CAGR during 2011-2014.

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