Deployment Challenges of Offshore Renewable Energy Systems for Sustainability in Developing Countries


This research aims to expose deployment challenges of offshore renewable energy systems in developing countries. The investigation of the deployment model covers climate conditions, economic conditions, necessary infrastructure services and wind power by considering the case of Cyprus Island which is one of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) countries. The convenience of Offshore Energy Systems to the territory and their systematic proper work is an important issue. Because of that, the setting up of Offshore Wind Energy Tribunes in Cyprus, the planning process, structuring of cost values and necessary resources, the investigation of the geographic conditions for obtaining the energy flow and assessment of these conditions for Offshore Wind Tribunes are the prime objectives of this study. The orientation period and the applicable qualifications of the offshore energy systems were evaluated on the basis of the world wide references. The study is concluded by the estimation of the advantages and disadvantages of the system for Cyprus.

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Sari, A. , Karaduman, A. and Firat, A. (2015) Deployment Challenges of Offshore Renewable Energy Systems for Sustainability in Developing Countries. Journal of Geographic Information System, 7, 465-477. doi: 10.4236/jgis.2015.75037.

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