Wind turbine manufacturing infrastructure in Turkey
Akşit, Mahmut Faruk (2011) Wind turbine manufacturing infrastructure in Turkey. The Energy Report, 2 (15). pp. 36-43. ISSN 1309-5269
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Wind energy industry is its early stages in Turkey. Therefore, there is no large industrial scale (over 2 MW) turbine manufacturing in Turkey. However, there are some manufacturers producing smaller scale machines. One company in Ankara is currently manufacturing its first 1.650 MW turbine under a foreign license. There are several companies trying to develop their own turbine technologies. These companies are many located near cities of Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir. Typically, these turbines are below 100 kW range. Among the turbine manufacturers which are focused on developing their own technology there are two which are known to have turbines over 100 kW. One of them is near Ankara which has ongoing efforts to develop 200 and 500 kW prototypes. The other company in Bursa which has already built its first 500 kW working prototype using a novel/patented blade construction with 3.2 lift coefficient . This turbine is designed to achieve an extremely low cut-in speed of 1.5 m/s and to reach full load at 10 m/s wind speed. However, all three turbines have fixed wing attachments without blade pitch control. Government support is necessary to develop 2.5 MW large turbines or their major components.
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