Cost assessment of the possibility of using three types of wind turbine in Turkey

Vardar A., Cetin B.

ENERGY EXPLORATION & EXPLOITATION, vol.25, no.1, pp.71-82, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1260/014459807781036395
  • Page Numbers: pp.71-82


Turkey's some region has a vast open land. Therefore, it has great potential of using solar and wind energy sources for domestic and industrial use. This research is going to propose and assess about the wind power cost per kWh of electricity produced using three types of wind electric conversion systems at 14 locations in Turkey. Wind during curves were developed and utilized to calculate the cost per kWh of electricity generated from three chosen wind turbines. According to the research findings, Bozcaada is the most advantageous station from the point of view of economical and production of wind power.