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Turkey leader in newly installed wind capacity in Southeast Europe

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July 31, 2017

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Three countries in the Southeast Europe installed new wind capacity in the first half of 2017, with Turkey leading with 377.85 MW, according to data published by WindEurope.

In the first half of 2017, Croatia installed 20.7 MW and Greece 46 MW of wind capacity. Other countries in the Southeast Europe either did not install any new capacity in this period, or there were no relevant data.

In Europe, a total of 6.1 GW of extra wind energy capacity was installed in the first half of 2017. Of total capacity, 4.8 MW were new onshore capacity which was mainly concentrated in Germany (2.2 GW), UK (1.2 GW) and France (492 MW).

There were 18 offshore wind projects in four EU Member States (Germany, UK, Belgium and Finland), which saw a total of 1.3 GW installed, the WindEurope said.

Overall wind capacity in Turkey reached over 6 GW

The figures for Turkey has been confirmed by the Turkish Wind Energy Association (TUREB) which added that total wind capacity in Turkey reached 6,483 MW in the first half of 2017.

According to TUREB’s report, more than 75 percent of wind farms are located in the Aegean and Marmara regions of Turkey, and the wind energy capacity provides 7.5 million Turkish household with electricity.

TUREB said that 32 wind farms of 808 MW have been under construction in Turkey, Anadolu Agency Energy terminal reported.

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