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An Introduction to Solar PV in Gaza

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on 5 March 2013

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Gaza's Current Energy Situation Oil is not the Answer Current Needs: Current Capacity: 350 MW 262 MW Results: Daily blackouts Huge strain on the local economy and well being of the Gazan people = limited development Reliance on fuel-powered back-up generators (the economy is vulnerable to oil supply shortages) Oil is not a viable energy source Unreliable Expensive Israeli sanctions at the Kerem Shalom crossing and infrastructure problems at the Rafah crossing make it difficult to effectively import oil to the Gaza Strip Gaza's Solution: The August 2012 UN Report showed that demand for electricity in the Gaza Strip is expected to double by 2020. The report calls for the immediate development of increased capacity for renewable energy. Renewable Energy Photovoltaics (PV) a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity using the "photovoltaic effect" via semiconductors Photovoltaics: A solar panel is made up of many solar cells, each containing PV material. Potential for Solar PV in Gaza Germany (the current world leader in solar contribution to national energy supply) has 1550 hours of sun per year

The Gaza Strip receives more than double this: approximately 3550 hours By supplying reliable energy into the electrical grid, PV solar could play an important role in helping Gaza to achieve energy independence and stability. "Long lines for fuel in Gaza as energy crisis continues"
(NBC News) Solar Energy in the Gaza Strip Solar Photovoltaic: Heavy duties from the Palestinian authority and fluctuating international prices make oil an expensive option Oil creates dependence on the outside Importing oil means Gaza will always rely on foreign powers for its well-being and not have control of its own destiny How Solar Energy Works Effective Affordable Solar Energy is Affordable and Viable PV technology has become increasingly more affordable and productive over the past decade The current created by the solar panels will go directly into Gaza's electricity grid As the sun hits the panel, the PV generate electricity Solar panels can be placed on the roofs of buildings and so not use valuable land that could be used for agriculture or other valuable uses Gaza is in a severe energy crisis and needs solutions. Deficit: 88 MW Gaza's Current Energy Supply 120 MW from Israel 22 MW from Egypt
Most of this energy is in the form of traditional fossil fuel-powered electricity. 120 MW supplied by Gaza power station Gaza is energy-dependent on Egypt and Israel.
Gaza needs long-term energy solutions. Renewable energy = Energy created using natural processes such as wind, water, thermal and solar We want to measure the potential for solar PV implementation on all of Gaza's public buildings. Potential for Solar PV in Gaza IPCRI is conducting a survey to measure
the solar PV energy potential of public
buildings in Gaza.

What is IPCRI? The Israel/Palestine Centre for Research and Information is a joint Israeli-Palestinian think thank founded in 1988. The IPCRI Department of Environment works on building the capacity of the region to deal with its cross-border environmental issues.

Learn more at www.ipcri.org Sustainable
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