Optimal Design of Ship’s Hybrid Power System for Efficient Energy


  • Maja Krčum University of Split, Faculty of Maritime Studies
  • Anita Gudelj University of Split, Faculty of Maritime Studies
  • Vinko Tomas University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies




Renewable power, Power management system onboard ships, Energy efficiency, CO2 emissions, Multi-objective optimization


The International Maritime Organization regulations on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from ships require efficient dealing with this complex techno-economic and highly political problem through joint efforts of all major stakeholders from the shipbuilding industry and ship operations. The key problems of any research in the field of renewable energy, including power generation, storage, transformation and distribution, and the issues associated with limited power generation for specific loads, are the same issues that are experienced in the implementation of electric distribution technologies onboard ships. This paper analyses the effects of efficient shipping using the solar panel system and batteries to ensure continuous power supply, regardless of the weather conditions. The logistics chain of this control architecture is modelled by Colored Petri Nets. The economic analysis examines the annual costs of fuel consumption, the initial capital cost, total net cost and CO2 emissions.




How to Cite

Krčum, M., Gudelj, A. and Tomas, V. (2018) “Optimal Design of Ship’s Hybrid Power System for Efficient Energy”, Transactions on Maritime Science. Split, Croatia, 7(1), pp. 23–32. doi: 10.7225/toms.v07.n01.002.



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