Energy Production Analysis for a Zero Emission Island, Istanbul Adalar District

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Uraltaş Y., Yumurtacı Z.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL of RENEWABLE ENERGY RESEARCH, vol.1, no.1, pp.1-8, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-8


In this study, the energy needs of the island were analyzed in two grid-connected and off-grid scenarios using wind, solar, biogas resources and energy storage methods. In this context, the electricity and natural gas consumption values of the Adalar district for 2019 were obtained from the relevant institutions. Wind measurement values of 5,74 m/s were obtained from the Adalar buoy station between 2017-2019. Average solar radiation values were determined as 4,02 kWh/m2/day between 1983- 2005. The amount of waste that can be converted to biogas was determined as 24,90 tons/day. In this context, the offshore wind power plant capacity was determined as 124,2 MW with the micro-positioning study carried out on the offshore Democracy and Liberty Island. The solar panel capacity that can be applied to the roof of the houses on the island is calculated as 64,9 MW. The Li-Ion storage capacity in the grid-independent system is determined as 2,373 MW. As a result of the analyzes made with the Homer program, the energy need of the Island can be provided from its own resources as 100%, and with this situation, the Island model that produces zero emissions has been created. According to the zero emission Island scenario, the levelised cost of energy is calculated as $0,886/kWh