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10 Marzo 2019

Cisgiordania/Striscia di Gaza

GREEN ENERGY IN PALESTINE

Green power is seen as the key to Palestine's energy independence. The plan of the Palestine Investment Fund is build 200 MW of domestic solar capacity through Noor Palestine Project  which is Massader's green energy program. The program aims to develop 200 MW of solar capacity over eight years through a mix of solar parks and rooftop panels.  Solar parks are planned in several locations, starting with Tubas, Jericho, and Jenin. Noor Palestine's first solar park, in Jericho, will be Palestine's largest.  Noor Palestine will also install solar panels on the rooftops of public institutions, schools, and residential buildings. Its first rooftop initiative - equipping 500 public schools with rooftop PVs - is already underway.  This is an $80 million investment program which aims to give Palestinians the keys to their own energy security. Notable partners include the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the Tubas District Electricity Company.  The plan is to transform Palestine's Energy Landscape through Solar Parks. Massader is in the process of building three Utility Scale PV Plants in Tubas, Jericho, and Jenin, with a total generation capacity of 23.5MW. These three PV plants will utilize a wheeling electric power transmission scheme. The PV plants will contribute to the development of a variety of strategic sectors in Palestine. The Tubas PV plant will be geared toward the agricultural sector, the Jericho plant toward the commercial sector, and the Jenin plant toward the industrial sector. Massader’s solar parks program gives small businesses and strategic sectors a reliable, independent form of power generation. The program’s sustainable business model serves as a shining example for future solar investments in Palestine. The Schools Rooftop Program will cover 500 public schools in a geographically diverse area across Palestine. Taken together, the rooftop program will have a total generation capacity of 35 MW, to be deployed over three years. Under the program, Massader will mobilize financing for the rooftop power system, with no financial obligation from the MoEHE. The electricity produced from the program will cover the involved schools’ electricity bills, based on a net metering scheme. Massader will sell the excess electricity to Palestine’s electricity distribution companies at competitive rates. The rooftop solar program will provide several benefits for the involved stakeholders. For the MoEHE and the Palestinian government, the program will create significant savings in electricity costs for public schools. The program is projected to cover part of the schools’ daily expenses, as well. Further, the program will have a broader, systemic impact by creating awareness of green power in public schools and weaving sustainable energy practices into Palestine’s teaching environment.  (ICE AMMAN)


Fonte notizia: Palestine Economic Portal