Wind power in Çatalca, TurkeyWind power in Çatalca, Turkey
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CategoryCategory Wind power   CarbonCarbon
ca. 120,000 t CO2e p.a.

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Türkei StatusStatus VER


The largest wind farm in Turkey is an important component of the country's climate-friendly power generation. Approx. 120,000 tons of CO2 are mitigated on average by the wind turbines each year.


Climate protection:


In accordance with the strict guidelines of the Gold Standard the wind farm has been constructed in March 2008. The turbines with a hub height of 80 m and a rotor diameter of 90 m are located on a high ridge, which is characterized by particularly favorable wind conditions.


Compared to the local power mix, the wind farm on average saves 120,000 tons of CO2 per year. This corresponds to the amount of CO2 that approximately 36,000 cars in Germany with a mileage of 13,000 km emit per year.


Despite subsidies, wind power still is more expensive than electricity from conventional coal and gas power plants. As a result wind farms are not financially feasible based on the income from the power production. The revenues from the carbon certificates thus help closing this gap and making the transition towards regenerative energies happen. 

Social and ecological benefit:


All communities in the project region are supporting the project and have been involved from the start on in an open dialog.


Both construction and operation of the wind farm provide employment opportunities for the local population, helping a sustainable local development in an otherwise underdeveloped region of Turkey.

Furthermore, damages on trees during construction of the plant were offset by afforestation in nearby areas.