Determination of wind energy potential in kirklareli-Turkey

Sedat Ersoz, Tahir Cetin Akinci*, H. Selcuk Nogay, Gokhan Dogan

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Wind energy has become an important source that has begun to be used for energy in all over the world in recent years. In this study, by examining the wind potential of the western region of Turkey in detail, an analysis was made. The data were provided by the State Meteorology Affairs Kirklareli Office. In Kirklareli region, the energy produced on a 7.8 MW wind plant pattern constituted a model through ANFIS (Adaptive-Network Based Fuzzy Inference Systems). Then, with Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program (WASP) and by counting the rates of capacity usage, wind energy potential was examined. In the light of the data obtained in the study, it has been determined that the method is quite successful and Kirklareli is suitable for wind plant investment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-116
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Green Energy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


This project was supported by Kirklareli University Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit (KUBAP), (project number: KUBAP/001). Authors present his special thanks to Naci GURBUZ, who is director of the Kirklareli State Meteorological Branch, for their valuable contributions in providing of the data used in this research.

FundersFunder number
Kirklareli UniversityKUBAP/001


    • ANFIS
    • Wasp
    • Wind energy
    • Wind potential


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