Status and Trends of Renewable Energy Development in Gaza Strip

Abstract

Gaza Strip is 360 km with a high density population of about 4,118 people / km2, so Gaza Strip represents one of the most densely populated areas in the World. As the population in Gaza Strip increases (population growth rate 2.7 % year), the consumption of water and energy will increase; leading to significant rise in unacceptable levels of air pollution, and the defect in water supply and energy sources will increase; leading to severe economic crisis that will result in a significant rise in the probability of an outbreak of warfare.
For all previous reasons, using renewable energy resources has become a global and national trend, so the need of alternative and urgent power source to supply hospitals, medical centers and schools is a very important issue especially in the situation as it is in the Gaza Strip.
The purpose of this paper is to present state of the art applications and development regarding renewable energy in Gaza. The hope for a clean and independent energy supply by means of renewable energy sources in Gaza should be the main essential focus of research in the next few years. The obstacles that arise in this respect are discussed here. Moreover, it will be focussed at the energy consumption, particularly electricity consumption in Gaza strip.
Keywords: Gaza Strip, Renewable Energy, Environment



Author Information
Anwar Abu-Zarifa, Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine, Palestine

Paper Information
Conference: ACSEE2013
Stream: Sustainability

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