Alternative energy approach in green port applications: Solar panel application for energy supply

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Uyanık T., Arslanoğlu Y.

4th INTERNATIONAL NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND MARITIME SYMPOSIUM, İstanbul, Turkey, 11 - 13 October 2023, pp.293-298

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.293-298
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Due to emission regulations in the maritime industry, companies are turning to energy efficiency practices. In this context, ensuring energy efficiency in ships as well as in maritime-integrated terrestrial systems is essential for a sustainable maritime ecosystem. This study discussed using alternative energy sources, such as solar and wind energy usage in ports. The potential for a green port application was examined in this direction. Solar panels are one of the renewable energy sources, and they have great potential in terms of energy efficiency. As a result of the study, it was concluded that the solar panel application would contribute significantly to the energy efficiency in the port and will be beneficial in reducing the emissions generated within the scope of maritime activities around the port.