Wind Energy in Turkey; Turkey has a very efficient and important potential in terms of the use of renewable energy sources due to its geographical location.
Wind energy is an important part of these resources. Turkey is in an area where cold and hot air masses are encountered due to its place in the middle belt. Due to the northern winds coming over the Balkan peninsula, strong winds form in the Black Sea during the winter. However, due to the fact that the Black Sea coast is made up of steep cliffs and sudden rising hills, the power of these winds is not utilly util. The southeastern coasts of Anatolia, the western coast and the Marmara Region are our wind-rich areas.
The first example in Turkey was wind energy and electricity generation in İzmir Çeşme in 1985, and until 2007, the number of applications was at a small level except for the pioneering installations in terms of installed power. As of 2007, with the proliferation of wind turbine technologies and distributed production, samples have increased. The power established by the state's fiscal policies and alternative energy use and incentive practices has reached 1805 MW.
As of 2006, there were 5 wind power generation plants and 51 MW installed power levels, and as of 2012, this figure was 49 plants and 1805 MW.If the areas where the facilities are located are taken into consideration, it is seen that the Aegean and Marmara regions are the beginning.