Economic Assessment of the Possibility of Using Different Types of Wind Turbine in Turkey

Vardar A., Cetin B.

ENERGY SOURCES PART B-ECONOMICS PLANNING AND POLICY, vol.4, no.2, pp.190-198, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Some of Turkey's region has vast open land. Therefore, she has great potential for 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 22 locations in Turkey. Wind duration curves were developed and utilized to calculate the cost per kWh of electricity generated from three chosen wind turbines. According to the research findings. Kumkoy is the most advantageous station from the point of view of economical and production of wind power.