Renewable Energy in ITU

Istanbul Technical University provides some of its electricity from renewable energy. There are solar panels on the roof of the Graduate Education Institute and the ITU Abdulhakim Sancak Mosque on the campus, next to the ITU Arı Technopolis Arı 3 Building. It also uses solar energy for street lighting. Renewable energy systems provide almost 40kw/h energy in Istanbul Technical University.


Example of Photovoltaic Panels in Bee 3 Building


Example of Solar Panels on the roof of Institute of Energy


The tender process has been entered to place solar panels on the roof of every applicable building in ITU Ayazağa Campus. Apart from ITU's own initiatives, the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change initiated the Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings Project (KABEV). Within the scope of this project, five buildings in ITU Ayazağa Campus (Molecular Biology and Genetics Research Center (MOBGAM), Mustafa İnan Library, 75th Year Student Social Center (Former Cafeteria Building), Altan Edige Girls' Dormitory, Ali İhsan Aldoğan Girls' Dormitory) ) will be renewed for energy efficiency. Investments will include building envelope measures (roof/wall insulation, windows, doors), heating/cooling systems, water heating, pumps/fans and lighting, and some renewable energies. Renewable energy applications (e.g. rooftop solar, biomass heating, solar water heating, geothermal heat pumps) will be implemented to balance the building's electricity/fuel use(https://www.kabev.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/QCBS-DESSUP-09-Terms-of-Reference.pdf).

The Techopark Arı6,  which was opened in 2014,  was the innovation hub of renewable energy researches in Turkey (http://www.itu.edu.tr/en/news/2014/12/10/turkey's-first-energy-teknokent-has-been-opened ). In line with the national strategies, ITU’s R&D strategy sees Energy as one of the most important topics of new era in terms of sustainable protection of natural life, economy and social context. ARI Technopark is Turkey's very first and unique energy-themed Teknopark which is defining energy as a strategic area  and giving it an important place among development objectives. In ArıTechnopark entrepreneurial technology companies working on the subject of energy are brought together. As companies focus on finding innovative productions and solutions , they implement some of products, therefore facade and roof of Arı6 building is covered with  photovoltaic panels, thus the energy need of the building is met thanks to this system.



The Technopark Arı6


The Clean Energy Days, which has been going on regularly every year since 2009, is organized by ITU that draws attention to alternative energy sources and energy saving issues.




Clean Energy Days  and  International Renewable Energy Days  Posters in ITU


Sustainable Energy Production Facility which is built for 1.6 tons of solid waste collected from the campus dining hall, is converting organic waste to biogas. The resulting biogas can be converted into electricity and heat energy by the generator and 30 kilowatt hours of energy can be produced per day. The generated electricity will be evaluated for the purpose of heating the plant while the heat generated by the processes will be treated in the artificial wetland to be installed and used in on-campus irrigation activities.


Resim1 Resim2

-Heat and electricity are produced from food waste (anaerobic digester in the campus)


Total energy used:-

157,866.8 GJ

Total energy used in the ITU Ayazaga Campuse is about 157,866.8 GJ. The majority is from natural gas.


 Energy used from low-carbon sources:-

1.0 GJ This small amount of energy as low-carbon sources is used inside the campus from Photovoltaic Systems.

ITU reviews the energy usage to identify the energy wastage.




ITU AYAZAĞA CAMPUS Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)

Apc 20KVA4
Enel 10KVA2
Enel 15KVA3
Enel 20KVA4
Enel 45KVA1
Enel 60KVA1
Enel 120KVA1
Enel 160KVA1
Enel 200KVA1
İnform 10KVA1
İnform 15KVA1
İnform 20KVA3
İnform 30KVA4
İnform 40KVA1
İnform 60KVA2
İnform 80KVA1
İnform 120KVA1
İnform 200KVA1
İnform 250KVA2
İnform 300KVA1
İnform 480KVA2
Makelsan 10KVA1
Makelsan 15KVA2
Makelsan 20KVA4
Makelsan 30KVA2
Makelsan 45KVA2
Makelsan 60KVA2
Makelsan 100KVA1
Merlin Gerin 200KVA2
Netpro 120KVA1
Powerguard 20KVA1
Powerguard 30KVA2
Servo 10KVA1
Servo 20KVA1
Socomec 30KVA2
Verikon 15KVA2
Verikon 60KVA1



Aksa 8KVA1
Aksa 22KVA1
Aksa 110KVA3
Aksa 200KVA1
Aksa 265KVA1
Aksa 400KVA1
Aksa 660KVA1
Alimar 156KVA2
Alimar 210KVA2
Alimar 235KVA2
Cat 33KVA1
Cat 500KVA1
Cat 700KVA2
Cat 900KVA2
Çukurova 250KVA1
Çukurova 450KVA1
Çukurova 900KVA1
İşbir 125KVA1
İşbir 240KVA1
MTU 1250KVA1
Teksan 21KVA1
Teksan 25KVA1
Teksan 71KVA1
Teksan 116KVA2
Teksan 158KVA1
Teksan 205KVA1
Teksan 220KVA1
Teksan 235KVA1
Teksan 250KVA1
Teksan 330KVA4
Teksan 331KVA1
Teksan 385KVA1
Teksan 405KVA1
Teksan 500KVA1
Teksan 520KVA2
Teksan 534KVA1
Teksan 552KVA1
Teksan 560KVA2
Teksan 583KVA1
Teksan 600KVA1
Teksan 660KVA1
Teksan 695KVA1
Teksan 778KVA1
Teksan 1100KVA1
Teksan 1176KVA1
Teksan 1265KVA1