According to experts, offshore wind turbines are much more efficient that their onshore counterparts, but also requires higher investments in their construction. With its long Mediterranean coast, Turkey has the potential to generate significant volumes of electricity from offshore wind farms, thus reducing the country’s dependency on energy imports.
Following the example of other countries (Denmark generates 35 % of its electricity from wind farms, while United Kingdom is nearing its target of 15 % of electricity generated from renewable sources), Turkey also invested in renewables, mainly in solar power. In Antalya, 2,200 kW per square meter of power is supplied by the sun, which is the most in Europe.
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