A review on wind energy and wind-hydrogen production in Turkey: A case study of hydrogen production via electrolysis system supplied by wind energy conversion system in Central Anatolian Turkey

GENÇ M. S. , Çelik M., Karasu I.

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol.16, no.9, pp.6631-6646, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.rser.2012.08.011
  • Title of Journal : Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
  • Page Numbers: pp.6631-6646
  • Keywords: Wind energy, Hydrogen production, Wind energy conversion system, Electrolyzer, Cost analysis, POWER, GENERATION, FEASIBILITY, KAYSERI, KUTAHYA, REGION, ISLAND, FARMS, IZMIR, COST


Studies about investigation of hydrogen production from wind energy and hydrogen production costs for a specific region were reviewed in this study and it was shown that these studies were rare in the world, especially in Turkey. Therefore, the costs of hydrogen, hydrogen production quantities using a wind energy conversion system were considered as a case study for 5 different locations of Nigde, Kirsehir, Develi, Sinop and Pinarbasi located in the Central Anatolia in Turkey. Annual wind energy productions and costs for different wind energy conversion systems were calculated for 50 m, 80 m and 100 m hub heights. According to wind energy costs calculations, the amounts and costs of hydrogen production were computed. Furthermore, three different scenarios were taken into account to produce much hydrogen. The results showed that the hydrogen production using a wind energy conversion system with 1300 kW rated power had a range from 1665.24 kgH 2/year in Nigde at 50 m hub height to 6288.59 kgH 2/year in Pinarbasi at 100 m hub height. Consequently, Pinarbasi and Sinop have remarkable wind potential and potential of hydrogen production using a wind-electrolyzer energy system. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.