GIS-based maritime spatial planning for site selection of offshore wind farms with exergy efficiency analysis: A case study

Tugsan Arife Isiacik Colak*, Gizem Senel, Cigdem Goksel

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This study aims to show a c GIS-based site-selection with multi-criteria decision analysis for offshore wind farms while taking into account energy and exergy efficiency analyses of the selected model wind turbine. The analytic hierarchy process (AHP) was used to identify potential sites dependent on several critical physical parameters. The first phase of the study is the data collection, which involves the construction of a geographic information system (GIS). The second phase is the exclusion step. In the final stage, energy and exergy efficiencies of the wind energy generating system have been investigated. Meteorological parameters are examined on exergy and energy efficiency, and results are shown. The most significant result achieved from this study is that Bozcada has potential sites for installing offshore wind turbines by means of meteorological parameters and suitable location.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-268
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Exergy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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Gizem Senel received his BSc in 2017 and MSc in 2019 from the Department of Geomatics Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, where she is currently working toward her PhD. Her PhD education is currently supported with scholarship by The Scientific and Technological Research Council (TUBITAK), Turkey and Council of Higher Education (YOK), Turkey. Her research interests include remote sensing image processing, image analysis, and geographic information systems.

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    • AHP
    • Analytical hierarchy process
    • Energy efficiency
    • Exergy efficiency
    • Geographic information system
    • GIS
    • Maritime spatial planning
    • MSP
    • Multi-criteria decision analysis
    • Offshore wind farm
    • Renewable energy
    • Site selection
    • Wind turbine


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