DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTION:

From the perspective of their energy sector situation, West Bank and Gaza dispose of a small market with no developed domestic resources of commercial energy, it is almost entirely dependent on imported energy supplies, specifically electricity and oil products.

The Project aims to increase energy efficiency, energy savings and renewable sources; and generate a pool of demonstration actions which can be replicated in the region and enhance awareness of local populations of sustainable development policies and actions. This will be achieved through developing and installing net-metering solar photovoltaic systems to promote energy savings and renewable energy requirements, monitoring energy consumptions and ensuring efficient performance of the photovoltaic systems. This, combined with training activities and local capacity building in the development of renewable projects and the promotion of innovative energy efficiency tools of the energy technicians and professionals, IT personal, and employees in addition to the different community groups and related stakeholders.

The Project will target the most significant public buildings of Tubas Municipality, these are Municipality Building, Cafeteria Building, Dino-meter Building, Youth Center Building, and Storage Building. Through features such as the monitoring and controlling of the energy consumptions of each of these buildings and the instant energy generated by each photovoltaic system, the system will be used as an efficiency measure.

This management tool will generate: a significant improvement of the PV Performance Ratio, an important reduction of the production costs through a predictive maintenance and the optimized selling of the surplus power of net-metering systems. In addition, this will help to the implementation of off-grid photovoltaic systems as a perfect solution to supply electricity to isolated buildings and districts where the grid connection is poor or absent.

MAIN PURPOSE:

Solar energy can be made more economical by reducing investment and operating costs and by  increasing the system performance. In that case the proposed web platform allows an advanced control of the implemented PV Systems, reducing operating costs and increasing PV Systems performance. Internally, the platform will determine optimal operating points and modes and take into account the production commitments, expected solar radiation, state of energy storage, and electricity tariffs. Besides the platform will have the predictive capacity to detect failures before they occur. Consequently, the platform will mainly have an impact on PV maintenance savings and  indirectly on a lower return on investment. In addition the platform will help to promote the dialogue between future local authorities and stakeholders both interested in implementing renewable measures.

Current situation: Power buildings consumption:

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EXPECTED RESULTS:

Yearly solar energy production:

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Theroretical solar production model:
Below is shown a curve model with the different energy production depending on the month.

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Enviromental profits:

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Solar energy production for each proposed installation:

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Shadings analysis simulation:

Following is a detail of simulation view from sun direction on 21th december (winter solstice and the shortest day of the year ) for each photovoltaic solar system.

Cafeteria Building Transportation:

Dinometer:

Municipality Building:

Storage Building:

Youth Center Building: