Turkey√≠s wind ‘not blowing enough’



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Journal of Turkish Weekly

Turkey lags far behind developed countries when it comes to generating wind energy, while the world’s wind energy leaders, China and the United States, installed more than 13,000 megawatts (MW) of new capacity last year, according to statistics released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

While Turkey last year increased its electricity generation from wind energy from 1,806 MW seen a year earlier to 2,312 MW with a 506 MW increase, it is still far from its goal of generating 20,000 MW from wind energy by 2023. It is estimated that Turkey has a technical capacity of 40,000 MW.