Turkey’s parliament has revised its limited feed law with adoption of a similarly limited policy.
Turkey has had a limited feed-in tariff policy since 2005. The previous policy paid the equivalent of $0.07 per kWh for wind energy for a period of seven years. By international standards, the policy was a failure.
Early this year the Turkish parliament adopted a new feed-in tariff policy of equally limited duration, ten years, and equally limited objectives, 600 MW of total capacity. As before, tariffs are limited as well.
The tariffs for solar photovoltaics (PV), the most costly of the new renewable technologies, are only $0.13 per 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 $0.07 per kWh.
Industry observers have widely panned the new program as insufficient to create the volume necessary to attract manufacturing.