ISTANBUL, TURKEY, 11-12 NOVEMBER 2010 – Turkey is surrounded by four seas and has a long coast line of nearly 8700 kilometres. Wind energy in Turkey grew by 75% in 2009 to 800 MW. In order for Turkey to become one of the top 3 largest wind energy producers in Europe, the government has stated their aim to increase the wind energy capacity up to 10GW by 2014 and 20GW by 2023.
Supported by the Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Investment Support and Promotion Agency (ISPAT), the International Centre for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (ICSME), and EUROSOLAR Turkey, Noppen's Wind Summit Turkey took place on 11-12 November 2010 in the Grand Hyatt hotel, Istanbul, Turkey. The summit was attended by over 100 senior government officials, directors, industry experts, wind energy investors, and project developers from across Turkey and abroad.There was an impressive international audience with representation from China, Europe, the Middle-East, and Asia (Japan). Presentations focused on various aspects of wind energy development in Turkey with an emphasis on investment and technology.