Güneş ve Rüzgâr Enerjisinin Kullanan Tekneler: Volitan Örneği

As the climate change obliges the reduction of carbon emissions in almost each industry, the use of renewable energies have become more promising as an alternative to oil dependent systems. Within the maritime industry, global transportation emissions are reported as a major carbon dioxide source that releases twice as much as air transportation (Vidal, 2007). The number of hydrocarbon-burning marine engines is more than 10 million only in the US (Price, 2008). As stated in AirClim’s report (2011), global greenhouse gas emissions from ships calculated to correspond to 3.3 percent of total global manmade emissions in 2007. Moreover, this global impact is expected to double or even triple by 2050 unless necessary policies are enacted. Today, boats using solar and wind energy are being developed as alternatives to fossil fuel dependent vehicles. Technologies and materials are advancing in a way that enable high performance yet clean and inexpensive sea vessels. Instead of fossil fuel dependent sailing crafts, eco-friendly water vessels with near zero emissions are being developed, as the pre-industrialized sail boats. Recent experimental projects and research has proved that more sustainable means of transportation is possible in marine design. With a goal of creating an environmentally friendly boat alternative, Volitan is a boat that uses solar and wind power and incorporates composite materials to for an increased performance. The Volitan Project underlines the potential of alternative energy use, and highlights contemporary materials and technologies in sail-vessels design for further exploration.
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Citation Formats
H. Gürsu, “Güneş ve Rüzgâr Enerjisinin Kullanan Tekneler: Volitan Örneği,” ODTÜ Mimarlık Fakültesi Dergisi, pp. 109–123, 2014, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/79093.