Exploring the offshore wind energy potential of Turkey based on multi-criteria site selection

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dc.contributor.author Argin, Mehmet
dc.contributor.author Yerci, Volkan
dc.contributor.author Erdogan, Nuh
dc.contributor.author Kucuksari, Sadik
dc.contributor.author Cali, Umit
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-08T16:03:43Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-08T16:03:43Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12-17
dc.identifier.citation Argin, M., Yerci, V., Erdogan, N., Kucuksari, S. and Cali, U. (2019) 'Exploring the offshore wind energy potential of Turkey based on multi-criteria site selection', Energy Strategy Reviews, 23, pp. 33-46. doi: 10.1016/j.esr.2018.12.005 en
dc.identifier.volume 23 en
dc.identifier.startpage 33 en
dc.identifier.endpage 46 en
dc.identifier.issn 2211-467X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7727
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.esr.2018.12.005 en
dc.description.abstract Wind energy is the leading form of non-hydro renewable energy source in terms of installed capacity in Turkey. It is among the most promising option for Turkey to decrease the energy dependence of external primary energy resources such as national gas and oil that diversifies the domestic share of energy sources in the national energy mix. However, offshore wind energy deployment has not gained satisfactory attention even though the country is surrounded by seas on three of its sides. Exploring Turkey's offshore wind power potential becomes an important task to serve this energy policy. This study presents a methodological framework for finding the most suitable offshore wind farm locations, meeting various multi-layer site selection criteria. The offshore wind energy resource is first assessed using the wind energy potential for 55 coastal regions where the nearshore meteorological stations are available in Turkey. Following on this analysis, a multi-criteria site selection work is carried out to identify the most suitable areas for offshore wind development. Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program (WAsP) is then used to conduct statistical analysis to identify the most promising offshore wind farm locations. According to the pre-processing step of the framework, Bozcaada, Bandirma, Gokceada, Inebolu, and Samandag coastlines are found to be the most suitable locations for offshore wind farm development. Finally, the offshore wind energy potential of Turkey is estimated by using the micro-sitting configuration of wind turbines, considering sea depth, main wind direction, and distance to shore for the most feasible project locations. It is found that total estimated offshore wind power capacity at the specified sites is 1,629 MW. en
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dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd en
dc.relation.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211467X18301172
dc.rights © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BY-NC-ND/4.0/) en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BY-NC-ND/4.0 en
dc.subject Offshore wind energy potential en
dc.subject Offshore wind farm en
dc.subject Site selection en
dc.subject Wind energy en
dc.subject Turkey en
dc.title Exploring the offshore wind energy potential of Turkey based on multi-criteria site selection en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Nuh Erdogan, MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: nuh.erdogan@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Energy Strategy Reviews en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress nuh.erdogan@ucc.ie en


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