Regional evaluation of renewable energy sources in Turkey by new integrated AHP-MARCOS methodology: a real application

Karaaslan A., Adar T., Kılıç Delice E.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, vol.41, no.2, pp.103-125, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14786451.2021.1897126
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, CAB Abstracts, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Environment Index, Geobase, Greenfile, INSPEC, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.103-125
  • Keywords: Renewable energy, AHP, MARCOS, multiple ranking approaches, geographical region
  • Ataturk University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, it was aimed to determine the regional priorities of renewable energy sources in Turkey. Unlike the literature, renewable energy sources were selected on a regional basis. While criteria weights were obtained by the AHP method, the alternative ranking was found for each region by the MARCOS method. While investment cost was determined as the most important criterion, it was determined as a result of the application of the MARCOS method that the energy sources that should be preferred firstly were hydro energy sources in Eastern Anatolia, Mediterranean, Southeastern Anatolia and Black Sea Region, wind energy sources in Marmara and Aegean Region, and solar energy sources in Central Anatolia Region.