Turkey adopts limited feed-in law

Turkey has revised its limited feed-in tariff law for renewable energy with the adoption of a similarly limited policy.

By Paul Gipe, edited by Renewable Energy Focus

The previous feed-in tariff policy paid the equivalent of US$0.07/kWh for wind energy for a period of 7 years.

Early this year the Turkish parliament adopted a new feed-in tariff policy of equally limited duration, 10 years, and equally limited objectives, 600 MW of total capacity. As before, tariffs are limited as well.

The feed-in tariffs for solar photovoltaics (PV), the most costly of the new renewable technologies, are only US$0.13/kWh, a third of that in Germany.

One departure from previous policy, Turkey will now offer incentives or bonus payments for hardware ‘Made in Turkey’. Solar PV systems made in Turkey would qualify for a bonus payment of nearly US$0.07/kWh.

Industry observers have widely panned the new program as insufficient to create the volume necessary to attract manufacturing.

This feed-in tariff news update is partially supported by An Environmental Trust and David Blittersdorf in cooperation with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. The views expressed are those of Paul Gipe and are not necessarily those of the sponsors.

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